31st October 2013
ICSA president Gabriel Gilmartin has warned of the need for continued vigilance for meat products in light of the discovery of horsemeat in imported tinned meat in UK shops today. “The tinned meat is a Romanian product but it highlights the fact that the authorities need to remain on guard against incorrectly labelled product. It demonstrates the need for ongoing DNA testing.”
Mr Gilmartin also advised consumers to examine all meat products for country of origin. “The best advice is to choose fresh Irish meat properly labelled and in a supermarket or butcher shop that is committed to buying Irish, quality assured product,” he concluded.