No risk from eating horsemeat, assures Environmental Health
Tuesday 12th February 2013, 10:00AM GMT.
ISLANDERS have nothing to fear if they have inadvertently eaten horsemeat, the director of Environmental Health said yesterday.
After it emerged late last week that many retailers had inadvertently been selling products containing horsemeat, more rigorous testing has been ordered in the UK to discover if any products contained substances harmful to human health.
Head of Environmental Health Val Cameron, pictured, said currently the risk was one of labelling and trust, not one of risk to human health.
‘The information from the Food Standards Agency is there is no health risk. In the UK companies are to test again and these checks will include ones for veterinary medicines.
‘Right now, the issue is a labelling and composition one.’
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