ICSA: DNA results positive for Ireland, but testing must be made permanent

16th April, 2013

Gabriel Gilmartin, president of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association, has welcomed the news that Ireland is one of five countries where no beef products tested positive for horse DNA.

However, Mr Gilmartin said, “The results released by the European Commission show that the problem of horse DNA contamination of beef products is widespread in other EU countries, and I would reiterate ICSA’s belief that EU-wide DNA testing of meat should be a permanent feature of the meat processing industry.”