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#Horse Meat

From TheJournal.ie Over 6,500 horses were slaughtered in Ireland for human consumption last year Horse Meat

Over 6,500 horses were slaughtered in Ireland for human consumption last year

Almost 500 were slaughtered in the first two months of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Irish farmers' anger at 'decimation' of income Beef Prices

Irish farmers' anger at 'decimation' of income

A meeting in Navan organised by the Irish Farmers Association saw tempers flare over beef pricing.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney wants more 'communication' between farmers and beef factories What's Your Beef?

Coveney wants more 'communication' between farmers and beef factories

He said that it is critically important to restore confidence and build trust between suppliers and processors.

From TheJournal.ie Live insects, glass... and a human tooth in a takeaway --- a busy year for the food safety hotline Ugh

Live insects, glass... and a human tooth in a takeaway --- a busy year for the food safety hotline

There was a surge of complaints to the FSAI’s helpline last year. Surprisingly, only 33 related to the horse meat scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Bangladesh tragedy and horsemeat scandal put ethics on consumer radar Reputation

Bangladesh tragedy and horsemeat scandal put ethics on consumer radar

About seven in ten Irish adults consider a company’s reputation before buying its products or services, according to a new survey.

From TheJournal.ie People buying fewer frozen burgers after horse meat scandal Horse Meat

People buying fewer frozen burgers after horse meat scandal

The Food Safety Authority said that people are spending more time reading labels after the scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality Opinion

Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality

We produce enough food for 10 times our population, but the horsemeat scandal shows just how inequality has forced people to low-price, low-quality food, writes Richard Manton.

From TheJournal.ie ABP sells Silvercrest plant mired in horsemeat controversy Horse Burgers

ABP sells Silvercrest plant mired in horsemeat controversy

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the announcement was good for the Irish food industry.

From TheJournal.ie Ikea may still sell horsemeat tainted meatballs Horsemeat

Ikea may still sell horsemeat tainted meatballs

The meatballs would only be sold or given away in Sweden, however. The company has said that Ikea stores in other countries would have to follow local rules and regulations.

From TheJournal.ie Irish firm among hundreds hit by new horsemeat scandal in the Netherlands Horsemeat

Irish firm among hundreds hit by new horsemeat scandal in the Netherlands

Earlier the Netherlands’ food safety agency said that a Dutch supplier may have distributed as much as 50,000 tonnes of contaminated beef to companies across Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Horsemeat scandal: Dept refuses to release over 200 pages of emails with FSAI Horsemeat

Horsemeat scandal: Dept refuses to release over 200 pages of emails with FSAI

The Department of Agriculture refused to release over a hundred pages of emails between it and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland following a Freedom of Information request.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco withdraws own-brand meatloaf after finding 5% horsemeat Horsemeat

Tesco withdraws own-brand meatloaf after finding 5% horsemeat

The meatloaf was manufactured at Eurostock in Craigavon, Northern Ireland.

Well, that didn't take long...

Your horse burger costume is here.

From TheJournal.ie Birds Eye says products containing horse DNA came from Ireland Horse Meat

Birds Eye says products containing horse DNA came from Ireland

The company says it has carried out an investigation into all its beef products after some had to be withdrawn in February after horse DNA tests proved positive.

From TheJournal.ie FSAI says 29 out of 634 beef products tested positive for horsemeat Horsemeat

FSAI says 29 out of 634 beef products tested positive for horsemeat

The products have all previously been identified and removed from the marketplace.

From TheJournal.ie Icelandic tests reveal beef pie has... no meat content whatsoever Meat (ish)

Icelandic tests reveal beef pie has... no meat content whatsoever

“It was labelled as beef pie, so it should be beef pie,” says a baffled inspector.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Tesco say their products are free from horsemeat Horsemeat

Tesco say their products are free from horsemeat

The supermarket giant say they will continue to carry out food tests “to ensure this issue never happens again”.

From TheJournal.ie 7 things Ireland has done in the first 50 days of its EU presidency 50 First Days

7 things Ireland has done in the first 50 days of its EU presidency

It’s February 19 – and the 50th day of Ireland’s tenure at the helm of the Council of the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie Horsemeat: Focus on Naas company over imported Polish meat Horsemeat

Horsemeat: Focus on Naas company over imported Polish meat

Minister Simon Coveney said that his department intends to introduce DNA testing from now on as a part of routine food testing in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Services company says Rangeland products tested positive for horse DNA Horse Meat

Services company says Rangeland products tested positive for horse DNA

Rangeland says all products are now being DNA tested before release, after Compass Group says it found horse DNA samples in its products despite Rangeland’s assurances.

From TheJournal.ie Horse DNA found in products supplied by firm run by minister's brother Horse Meat

Horse DNA found in products supplied by firm run by minister's brother

Greencore – run by Simon Coveney’s brother Patrick – says its beef was sourced from an ABP plant in Nenagh.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: 'I suspect this isn't just one rogue trader, it's broader than that' Horsemeat

Coveney: 'I suspect this isn't just one rogue trader, it's broader than that'

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney described the complex supply chain that led to one case of horsemeat ending up in frozen beef products in an interview this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Brussels calls for mandatory beef DNA tests across the EU Horse Meat

Brussels calls for mandatory beef DNA tests across the EU

Tonio Borg wants 2,500 tests on beef products, and 1,500 on horsemeat products, to ascertain the extent of the labelling problem.

From TheJournal.ie EU agriculture ministers to discuss horsemeat controversy in Brussels today Horsemeat

EU agriculture ministers to discuss horsemeat controversy in Brussels today

Agriculture Minister, including Simon Coveney, meet today as officials in the UK last night raided two firms alleged to be connected to the mislabelling of meat products.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Promissory notes, eco-cars and horse meat Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Promissory notes, eco-cars and horse meat

Simon Coveney will take ministerial questions in the Dáil today as the horse meat controversy rages on.

From TheJournal.ie As many as 16 countries could be hit by horse meat scandal Horse Meat

As many as 16 countries could be hit by horse meat scandal

Attention is now turning to the complex nature of supply chains in the food industry in Europe as a Romanian abattoir is identified as one possible source of the contamination of frozen beef products.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know today.

From TheJournal.ie Senior British MP calls for EU meat ban Horsemeat

Senior British MP calls for EU meat ban

The head of the British parliament’s food affairs scrutiny panel has called for a ban on importing meat from EU countries until the horsemeat scandal is resolved.

From TheJournal.ie France investigating 'criminal fraud' in horsemeat scandal Horsemeat

France investigating 'criminal fraud' in horsemeat scandal

France’s Ministry of Agriculture is launching an investigation into the ongoing horsemeat scandal, which it says they consider a matter of “criminal fraud”.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Aldi frozen bolognaise, lasagne dishes 'at least 30pc horse' - tests Aldi

Aldi frozen bolognaise, lasagne dishes 'at least 30pc horse' - tests

The Food Safety Authority says tests on Aldi’s products are positive – and says not to eat them if you’ve got them.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added musical history Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added musical history

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie French watchdog trying to find 'origin of horsemeat fraud' Horse Meat

French watchdog trying to find 'origin of horsemeat fraud'

The DGCCRF says the Findus lasagnes, though processed in Luxembourg, got their ‘beef’ from a French supplier.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Irish beef business model is broken and needs to change Opinion

Column: The Irish beef business model is broken and needs to change

In the wake of yet more details about beef products contaminated with horse meat, Patrick Burke asks why Ireland’s beef industry – valued at €1.9bn exports in 2012 – has been importing raw food ingredients from Poland in the first place.

From TheJournal.ie Findus 'horse meat' lasagne on sale in Ireland Horse Meat

Findus 'horse meat' lasagne on sale in Ireland

The product, which was found to contain up to 100 per cent horse meat in the UK, was withdrawn from Tesco shelves on Wednesday but the FSAI was not informed.

From TheJournal.ie Don't eat Findus frozen beef lasagne, advises FSAI Horse Meat

Don't eat Findus frozen beef lasagne, advises FSAI

Meanwhile, meat broker Martin McAdam said he was still “reeling” from the news that traces of horse were found in products he traded.

From TheJournal.ie Rangeland Food recommences production, says it was "victim of fraud" Horse Meat

Rangeland Food recommences production, says it was "victim of fraud"

The plant in Monaghan had halted production after tests into a consignment of Polish beef found positive traces of horse DNA.

From TheJournal.ie McAdam Foods "shocked" to discover equine content was in its meat products Burger

McAdam Foods "shocked" to discover equine content was in its meat products

The company also said it supplied 60 tonnes of beef to Silvercrest foods, contrary to reports that it had supplied 170 tonnes.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you confident in Irish food production? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you confident in Irish food production?

The horse meat controversy rumbles on but has it impacted on your confidence in Irish food production?

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