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Russian Food Authority Finds Horsemeat in Sausages

15 March 2013

RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authority Rosselkhoznadzor's Centre for Quality and Standardisation of animal drugs and feed this week found traces of horse meat in sausages made for IKEA and Bistro sausages manufactured by "MPZ Remit.

The horse meat was found following monitoring of finished meat products through the molecular genetic study of samples.

The discovery is under investigation.

This is the first discovery of horse meat not declared on the label in meat products produced in Russia.

Rosselkhoznadzor had earlier found undeclared horse meat, beef, poultry and soy protein in pork sausages originating from Austria.

Later in the week, Rosselkhoznador identified horse DNA in the three further types of sausages domestically produced.

The authority saiud that companies from EU countries that could have supplied the adulterated sausage products are under investigation.

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