The Food Standards Agency announced this week that horse DNA has cropped up in a batch of Latvian-produced frozen meat pies on sale in Britain. The product, which does not indicate that it contains horse meat on its label, has been removed from the shelves.
The agency has requested that the distribution company, Monolith UK Ltd, also test the tainted pies for phenylbutazone.
Since the horse meat scandal that rocked the United Kingdom earlier this year, about 25,000 tests have been conducted for horse DNA, with 47 positive tests in products labeled as beef. The pies are part of the first recall connected with horse DNA since March.
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