Top government scientist underlines horsemeat safety
By Laurence Gibbons
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The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) chief scientist Dr Andrew Wadge underlined the safety of horsemeat during a webinar question-and-answer session on January 25.
Speaking at the Food fact and fiction: separating science from myth webinar, Wadge said: “On the basis of the evidence, there doesn’t appear to be a food safety issue. Firstly, because there’s nothing about horsemeat that makes it any less safe than any other meats.”
Wadge added that all meat products that contained horse DNA were tested in Ireland for the presence of veterinary drugs – such as phenylbutzone and were found to be negative.
Meanwhile, the FSA's director of operations Andrew Rhodes is taking part in a free one-hour webinar on lessons to be learned from the horsemeat crisis at 11am on May 16. Book your place here.