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Final Report on Horse Meat Scandal

09 July 2013

UK - The independent review of the Food Standards Agency’s response to the adulteration of processed beef products with horse and pork meat and DNA shows a need for improved intelligence across the industry.

The key findings of the report by Professor Pat Troop was presented to the FSA Board on 4 June, and the final report published last week summarises her recommendations.

The recommendations include:

  • the need for improved intelligence across the food industry
  • the need for the FSA to strengthen its major incident plan
  • improved clarity of the role of Government departments in large, complex incidents
  • review of the FSA’s powers and the use of framework agreements and codes of conduct

FSA Chair Jeff Rooker and FSA Chief Executive Catherine Brown commented on the review’s findings when they were presented to the Board in June.

A full written response to Professor Troop's final report will be published by the FSA next week, prior to a discussion of the report by the FSA Board at its meeting on 16 July.

An FSA report summarising the incident and the Agency’s subsequent actions and investigations has also been published and is available at a link below.

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