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Horse meat in Processed Meat highlights needs to support Trusted Local Butchers: Beggs

Ulster Unionist MLA for East Antrim Roy Beggs has called on support for ‘trusted local butchers’ in the wake of the discovery of horse meat in various processed meat products. Speaking during a briefing given to the Stormont Health Committee on the health implications of the Horse Meat scandal by officials from the Food Standards Agency, Mr Beggs said: “Northern Ireland has a very high level of traceability, perhaps the highest in the world. However, rogue traders and processors, whether in Europe or elsewhere, have put a bit of doubt in some minds at a cost to legitimate businesses. One of the ways of reducing risk factors is to keep the food chain as short as possible and that, to a degree, that means buying from a trusted local butcher. With local butchers, you can get full traceability all the way back to the couple of fields in which the … Continue reading

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