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Estonia-Hungary Clash over Horse Meat Scandal

24 July 2013

ESTONIA - Estonian meat processor Nõo is at the centre of a row over whether or not it knew it was using horse meat in beef products earlier this year.

The Hungarian Food Safety Authority has said that the consignment of 10 tonnes of meat from a Hungarian supplier were clearly labelled as horse meat.

However, Nõo claims that it is not standard practice to check product codes on goods bought in the EU single market and that it used the products innocently, believing them to be beef.

And this claim has been supported by the Estonian Veterinary and Food Board, which cleared the company of wrong-doing in April this year, according to reports in Äripäev.

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