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Declan O'Brien: Findings sure to take a bite out of Ireland Inc's credibility

Published 16/01/2013 | 07:00

MOST farmers and even beef factory personnel were stunned when told the results of Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) investigation into beef burgers produced here in Ireland.

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The first question everybody asked was how could horsemeat end up in a plant producing beef burgers – and to such an extent that it made up 29pc of the meat content of one burger?

The second query invariably dealt with the possible reputational damage that the controversy could inflict on the Irish beef industry.

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