|dethalternate||Date: Thursday, 17-January-2013, 10:51 PM | Message # 1|
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|Horse meat could have been used in beefburgers for years and was detected in chorizo a decade ago |
The Food Standards Agency does not test products for horse meat because it does not pose a risk to public health.
But the FSA found equine DNA in three out of 24 chorizo and pastrami products sold in 2003 .
Scientists demand regular tests for meat products in supermarkets.
Sainsbury's, Asda and Co-op have removed burgers as a precaution.
Fast food chain Burger King also drawn into the row.
Tesco has paid for full page apology in national newspapers today.
Government tells Commons there could be prosecutions over issue.
Food charity angry that 10million contaminated burgers will be binned, saying they should be handed for free instead.
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