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17/01/2013

Duration:
14 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 17 January 2013

Millions of beef burgers have been recalled from supermarket shelves as some are found to contain horse and pig DNA. Authorities in Ireland discovered the contamination, but the Irish Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney suspects that imported beef protein from the EU was to blame.
Philip Boucher-Hayes from the Irish broadcaster RTE tells Farming Today that the news is catastrophic for the Irish farming industry. Meanwhile, Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment Mary Creagh says it's a wake-up call, and believes that more testing needs to be introduced.
Presenter Anna Hill. Producer Ruth Sanderson.

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