THE HORSE MEAT scandal has taken another twist in the last 24 hours with the discovery of 75 per cent equine DNA in one raw material at a meat production plant in Monaghan.
Rangeland Foods in Monaghan has become the third Irish food processing plant to discover horse DNA in some of its products but it said it had not used the raw material in its production of burgers and an investigation is under way. One of its main customers, Supermac’s, has insisted that its burgers are 100 per cent Irish beef.
Despite the controversy the Food Safety Authority of Ireland does not believe the horse meat problems are elsewhere in the Irish food industry and believes the problem is confined to a “small sector”. FSAI chief Alan Reilly says that all document checks show that the raw materials at the centre of the controversy come from Poland and not Ireland.
But what do you think? Are you confident in Irish food production?