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# silvercrest - Friday 28 February, 2014

Simon Coveney says rotting meat claims are wrong and have been 'hyped up'

A Polish report detailed ‘green and rotting meat’ in a Monaghan food plant but the meat in question had been removed from storage for testing according to the Minister.

# silvercrest - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Polish investigators find 'green and rotting meat' in Monaghan food plant

The Department of Agriculture and the ABP Food Group say that the meat was being stored for inspection and could never have entered the supply chain.

# silvercrest - Thursday 12 September, 2013

ABP takes legal action against Polish food supplier over horsemeat scandal

The meat processing company says the Polish food supplier was in breach of contract.

# silvercrest - Thursday 18 April, 2013

ABP sells Silvercrest plant mired in horsemeat controversy

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the announcement was good for the Irish food industry.

# silvercrest - Thursday 14 March, 2013

QK Meats tested for horse DNA in June 2012 - and got positive results

The Agriculture Minister has published a report into the ongoing horsemeat controversy, revealing that one company knew about the equine DNA products as early as June 2012.

# silvercrest - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

McAdam Foods "shocked" to discover equine content was in its meat products

The company also said it supplied 60 tonnes of beef to Silvercrest foods, contrary to reports that it had supplied 170 tonnes.

# silvercrest - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

FSAI 'doesn't believe horse meat problems are elsewhere in the industry'

Alan Reilly of the FSAI said that Polish authorities have not yet officially responded to the Irish investigation on the issue.

# silvercrest - Friday 1 February, 2013

Polish authorities find 'no evidence' of horse DNA at supplier

Poland’s veterinary authority says it can’t find any sign of horse meat in five out of six suppliers tested so far.

# silvercrest - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

ABP: "We have let our customers down and we apologise"

The food company said it understood Tesco’s decision to stop sourcing meat from Silvercrest Foods.

Update: Tesco drops Silvercrest burgers because of horse DNA controversy

The retailer said the “breach of trust” was too great to ignore as Silvercrest used product that did not come from a list of approved suppliers.

# silvercrest - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Horse DNA came from burger additive sourced in Poland

Agriculture minister Simon Coveney says the identification of the additive responsible is a “major breakthrough”.

# silvercrest - Friday 25 January, 2013

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Latest tests show no horse DNA in Irish raw materials - Coveney

130 samples have been tested in the past week, but the Department won’t release results pending a double-test.

# silvercrest - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Burger King to stop sourcing beef products from Silvercrest Foods

Equine DNA had been found at the Ballybay, Co Monaghan plant earlier this month.