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A Third Tipperary Meat Plant Suspended For Mislabelling Produce

bfmeatsOn the same day that Birds Eye withdraws three of its products from Irish supermarket shelves & Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney announces a new protocol for testing beef products, a third meat plant in Co Tipperary has had its operations suspended.

Minister Coveney said: “The issue here is one of mislabelling and that will be the focus of the investigation,” after inspectors found the B&F Meats Plant in Carrick-on-Suir, South Tipperary was exporting horse meat under a label in the Czech language, which translated as beef.

Production at the B&F Meats Plant, a small-scale de-boning factory, has now also been suspended.  Minister Simon Coveney has said he is “seriously concerned” about this discovery and his department is now working closely with Gardaí in investigating the matter.

Special Investigations Unit Officers from the Department of Agriculture are understood to be carrying out searches at the factory this afternoon.

Meanwhile Birds Eye have stated it is withdrawing its Spaghetti Bolognese, Shepherd’s Pie and Beef Lasagne products from Supermarkets in Ireland and the UK, after horse DNS was found in Chilli Con Carne produced by Frigilunch N.V. and sold in Belgium.

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