Horsemeat scandal: EU urges DNA tests of processed beef
13 February 2013 Last updated at 20:58 GMT
The EU is urging members to conduct random tests to tackle a widening scandal over mislabelled horsemeat.
All members should carry-out DNA tests on processed beef for traces of horsemeat for three months from 1 March, the health commissioner Tonio Borg has said.
Horsemeat should also be tested for the presence of the veterinary medicine phenylbutazone ("bute"), he added.
Mr Borg was speaking after a meeting with ministers from the UK, France and other affected countries in Brussels.