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Statement by Tonio Borg on the European test results on horse DNA and Phenylbutazone

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On 16 April 2013, Tonio Borg, Member of the EC in charge of Health and Consumer Policy, made a statement on European test results on horse DNA and Phenylbutazone, published by the EC. The coordinated EU-wide testing for horsemeat DNA and phenylbutazone requested, and co-financed, by the European Commission in the wake of the horsemeat scandal has revealed that less than 5 % of the tested products had horse DNA and that about 0.5 % of the equine carcasses tested were found to be contaminated with bute. These findings confirmed that this is a matter of food fraud and not of food safety.
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Type: Report   Reference: I-077590   Date: 16/04/2013   Duration: 01:45
Personalities:   Borg, Tonio  
Location: Strasbourg - EP/Louise Weiss  
Languages: ORIGINAL

Tags: Consumer protection | Food safety | Fraud | Meat
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