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Fethard Company Investigate Possible Horse Meat Contamination

dawn-ffAnother Irish owned Tipperary based food company, today, becomes the latest casualty accused of involvement in current horse meat investigations.

Oak Farm Foods stand accused of producing the Cottage Pies which last week were withdrawn from British school kitchens by Lancashire County Council. Oak Farm Foods is a UK division of Dawn Fresh Foods, a convenience food company located here in Fethard, Co Tipperary.

Lancashire County Council stated last week that it had withdrawn cottage pies from some 47 school kitchens, after provisional sample testing proved positive for traces of horse DNA.

Oak Farm Foods have produced Soups, Sauces & Ready Meals, for the last 25 year and a full internal investigation is now under way, within the company.

Dawn Fresh Foods is also aligned to the Queally Group which include QK Cold Stores situated in Naas, Co Kildare and which on Friday last informed Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney’s office, that it believed it had located horse DNA in consignments of frozen beef trimmings imported from Poland.

Meanwhile the ABP Food Group based at Nenagh, Co Tipperary, now insist that its Tipperary plant was not the source of horse meat content, found in the “Chosen By You” 350g Greencore Beef Bolognese Sauce, manufactured for the British supermarket chain ‘Asda.’

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