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Meat: Contamination

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many laboratories in the UK are able to conduct the DNA tests necessary to identify adulterated horsemeat.

Photo of David Heath David Heath The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

There are seven laboratories in the UK that are able to conduct the DNA tests necessary to identify adulterated horsemeat.

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