New Dutch beef contaminated with horse meat
The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has seized meat from a slaughterhouse in Gelderland in a preventive block. During a criminal investigation by the Intelligence and Investigation Service (IOD), horse DNA was found in four batches of beef scraps from the slaughterhouse.
All consignments of meat (over 690 tons) that the slaughterhouse has saved in various refrigeration houses are blocked until the company demonstrates the content and origin of consignments of meat is.
In addition, the company NVWA has summoned all meat, meat products and carcasses that the business traded between January 1, 2012 and January 23, 2014. If it appears that the products are not traceable, they do not meet the safety requirements and the company should take the products from the market.
The company has until 3 February 2014 in time given to demonstrate the product tracing.