Articles tagged with: Silvercrest Foods

BALLYBAY MEAT FIRM USED UNAPPROVED SUPPLIERS, HEARING TOLD

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8 Mar 2013 Comments Off on BALLYBAY MEAT FIRM USED UNAPPROVED SUPPLIERS, HEARING TOLD

Silvercrest Foods in Ballybay, one of the companies which has found itself at the centre of the ongoing horsemeat controversy, had used non-approved suppliers, a House of Commons Committee hearing was told this week. The Chief Executive of the ABP Food Group, Paul Finnerty, said that the company had now taken steps to ensure that unapproved suppliers would not be used again. Mr Finnerty was answering questions about how equine DNA was found in burgers that ended up on British supermarket shelves. The Chief Executive told the ...

PRODUCTION AT BALLYBAY PLANT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AS INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO SOURCE OF HORSE DNA

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25 Jan 2013 Comments Off on PRODUCTION AT BALLYBAY PLANT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AS INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO SOURCE OF HORSE DNA
PRODUCTION AT BALLYBAY PLANT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AS INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO SOURCE OF HORSE DNA

Production at Silvercrest Foods in Ballybay has been temporarily suspended by the company until it has completed its investigation into the source of horse DNA traces detected in burger products. Preliminary details of further tests carried out by the Dept of Agriculture at the plant released last week showed that nine out of 13 burgers tested positive for traces of equine DNA. Seven samples of raw material were tested and one, sourced from another EU state, tested positive. All ingredients in the production of burgers sourced ...

MEAT SECTOR LEFT REELING AFTER HORSE DNA FOUND IN BURGER PRODUCTS

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18 Jan 2013 One Comment
MEAT SECTOR LEFT REELING AFTER HORSE DNA FOUND IN BURGER PRODUCTS

The meat processing sector in Cavan/Monaghan was dealt a blow this week when beef burger products from two local plants were found to contain horse DNA in testing by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. The ABP-owned Silvercrest Foods of Ballybay and Cavan’s Liffey Meats, as well as the UK company Dalepak Hambleton, were identified as the source of the products concerned. In all the presence of horse DNA was found in more than one third of beef burger products tested in a study by the FSAI. Pig DNA was ...