FSAI defends DNA testing after Iceland criticism

Alan Reilly, the head of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, has said the frozen food company Iceland was effectively running a smear campaign against the Irish authorities.

19th February, 2013

Alan Reilly, the head of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, has said the frozen food company Iceland was effectively running a smear campaign against the Irish authorities.

Iceland said the FSAI had used unaccredited methods to test products for horse DNA as it labelled the horse meat scandal as a "storm in a teacup".

Reilly said Iceland was "factually incorrect" in what it had said.

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