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Horse meat contamination issue spreads

A County Down company at the centre of the horse meat controversy does not own the contaminated assignment.

Freeza Meats of Newry was storing the meat for a company in the Irish Republic after declining to buy it.

Martin McAdam, whose firm owned the meat, said there was "clearly an issue" with their Polish supplier.

Tests found that samples from the consignment contained about 80% horse meat. It follows the discovery of horse DNA at a plant in the Irish Republic.

Mervyn Jess reports for BBC Newsline.

  • 05 Feb 2013