Last updated on 29 January 2014
FSA publishes latest report on industry beef product test results
The FSA has published the third quarterly report of industry results from the testing of beef products for horse meat or horse DNA. No results found horse meat/DNA at or above the 1% reporting threshold. The report includes 6,069 new results, of which 3,333 were submitted by ABP Food Group.
These figures include all test results submitted since the compilation of the second quarterly report, which was published in October 2013.
The food industry has continued to test beef products for the presence of horse meat/DNA during the three months since the previous quarterly update. A total of 38,473 beef results tested for horse meat/DNA have been submitted by industry to the FSA since 15 February 2013. Of these, 47 were positive.
An extensive programme of testing by UK industry and local authorities started in February 2013, at the request of the FSA. These tests were carried out to check that beef products on sale or supplied into the UK food chain were accurately labelled and did not contain horse meat/DNA, following the discovery of horse meat being used as beef in a range of food products sold across Europe.