Chicken and pork ‘involved’ in horsemeat debate

Chicken and pork ‘involved’ in horsemeat debate

Chicken and pork ‘involved’ in horsemeat debate

Tesco has admitted that some of its Everyday Value Spaghetti Bolognese has contained 60 per cent horsemeat, after DNA were carried out. EPA Photo

Britain’s Food Standards Agency has warned that products supposedly containing chicken and pork should be tested for cross-contamination, in the wake of the horsemeat scandal that has shaken Europe.

Agency chief executive Catherine Brown said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph that once the focus of the investigation shifted away from ground beef products, the public would expect tests on other meats in the food chain.

The announcement comes amid speculation that chicken could have been injected with waste from the pork and beef production process in order to increase its weight and value.

Horsemeat has been detected in several branded and supermarket-own processed meat products over the past few weeks across Europe. British supermarkets were the first to pull the products last week.
Swiss and Dutch supermarkets became the latest European shops to remove frozen meals from their shelves, amid fears as Swedish authorities announced that they would be carrying out DNA tests on meat in ready-made meals sold in supermarkets, according to Agence France-Presse.