Major legal action expected over horse meat scandal

A multimillion-euro litigation battle spanning several EU countries is expected to follow the release of results of DNA tests on beef burgers to be announced this week.

20th January, 2013

A multimillion-euro litigation battle spanning several EU countries is expected to follow the release of results of DNA tests on beef burgers to be announced this week, according to sources.

The presence of horse and pig DNA in beef burgers processed at the Silvercrest plant in Monaghan, which is owned by international food giant ABP, sparked the closure of the plant with staff on full pay, while laboratory testing at a second meat plant continued...

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