Iceland finds more beefless beef pies

2013-03-06 18:27
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Reykjavik - Iceland added more flavour on Wednesday to the scandal of mislabelled food products reported in many European countries when its food agency found no meat whatsoever in some tested products.

The North Atlantic nation's Food and Veterinary Authority recently tested 16 products amid the ongoing horsemeat scandal.

Results showed no beef at all in a beef pie, a product labelled Italian lamb and beef meatballs contained no beef, while a French-style garlic dish contained no garlic.

The head of the authority's testing group, Kjartan Hreinsson, said the tests showed that none of the listed contents were a complete match.

"Some had more discrepancies, others less," Hreinsson said.

Analysis of a meat sauce tested at the end of February for possible traces of mislabelled horsemeat showed "no signs of any DNA from any mammal”.

Iceland, which has a population of 320 000, has an estimated 100 000 horses.

Horsemeat is one of its exports.

- SAPA
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