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Ritchie Says Government May Have Known About Horsemeat

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has called for the UK government to clarify whether they were aware of the possibility that horsemeat had entered the food chain prior to the current scandal. She said: “It is absolutely vital that the Department for Health and the Department for the Environment,…

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Ritchie: Government is Step Behind in Horsemeat Scandal

SOUTH Down Margaret Ritchie, who sits on the Westminster Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee, has endorsed the committee’s report into the government’s handling of the horse meat scandal. Ms Ritchie said:  “As is made clear in our report the UK government have been flatfooted in their response to the…

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DARD Minister Meets Supermarkets Over Horsemeat Controversy

Regional Update: AGRICULTURE  Minister Michelle O’Neill has  held a meeting with senior officials representing the major supermarkets to discuss issues relating to the horsemeat controversy. Speaking after the meeting (Wednesday 13 February), the Minister said: “I stressed to the supermarket representatives that 2012 was an exceptionally difficult year for our farmers,…

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