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Ferris concerned at horse and pig DNA in supermarket burgers

15 January, 2013 - by Martin Ferris TD

Martin Ferris TD has expressed his concern at the revelation that traces of horse and pig DNA were found in some supermarket beef burgers.
The Sinn Féin agriculture spokesperson said:
"This is gravely concerning news. While there is no apparent public health issue people will be undoubtedly disturbed to learn that the products they are purchasing may not be what they are labelled as on the shelves.
"I welcome the Minister for Agriculture’s commitment to launch an immediate investigation. We need to ensure that no long term harm is done to Ireland's reputation for producing high quality food and that consumers are reassured about what they are purchasing in our supermarkets." ENDS

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