FSAI Publishes Latest Results of Industry Tests for Horse Meat

Monday, 25 March 2013

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today published the second set of results of industry tests on beef products, beef ingredients and other ingredients for the presence of horse meat. These tests have been carried out by the food industry in light of the current horse meat scandal throughout Europe and have been reported back to the FSAI.

A total of 1,228 tests were carried out by industry, of which 1,225 samples were found to be negative and three samples representing two products were found to be positive for the presence of horse meat. All the positive results have been published previously and products have been withdrawn from the market. The testing was carried out on beef meat ingredients and final beef products. These were taken from a range of suppliers, caterers, processors, manufacturers and retailers.

The FSAI will provide further updates, as appropriate.

Results of Industry Tests for Horse Meat from 2nd to 25th March 2013