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Vet: No horsemeat imported here

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Vet: No horsemeat imported here

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Barbados has not imported any beef products tainted with horsemeat.
This assurance has come from Senior Veterinary Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture’s Veterinary Services Department, Dr Mark Trotman, in light of the controversy currently sweeping Europe.
Last month, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland reported that after a targeted study examining the authenticity of a number of beef burger, beef meal and salami products available from retail outlets, horsemeat was found to be in some beef products. Since then, more beef products have been named including products manufactured and sold across Europe, including Britain and France.
 Trotman explained that his department carried out an “extensive trace back investigation” and, to date, none of the identified products had been imported.