|dethalternate||Date: Friday, 08-March-2013, 7:15 AM | Message # 1|
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|Stray dogs from Spain 'may have been used to make pet food and farm animal feed' |
Spanish authorities have sent dozens of pet food samples for testing.
Say proteins from dogs may have been used in some processed food.
Major police operation underway in Spain investigating criminal gangs.
Dogs may have been stolen from sanctuaries, vets and zoos for food.
Food Standards Agency said it is liaising with Spanish counterparts.
A spokesman said: ‘We are aware of these reports and are in contact with the Spanish authorities about their investigation.
‘We are currently not testing food for meat from dogs. Our priority is to test beef products for gross contamination with horse meat because that is where the problem clearly is.’
According to laboratory tests performed in one of the processing plants based in the town of Aldeaseca de la Frontera, in Salamanca, fat samples destined for animal feed had DNA traces of both sheep and dog.
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