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Pork DNA found in halal food supplied by Co Tyrone company


The UK’s Food Standards Agency has called a meeting of suppliers and retailers following traces of pork DNA being found in halal food supplied by McColgan’s Quality Foods in Co Tyrone.

The aim of the meeting today is to work out how to prevent food becoming contaminated and entering the supply chain.

Tests were carried out after the manufacturer's name appeared on the report by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) following the investigation which discovered horsemeat in some frozen burgers supplied by Silvercrest in Co Monaghan.

Located on a site on the Dublin Road, Strabane, McGolgan's employs about 100 people.

Under Islamic law, Muslims are required to eat halal food and eating pork is strictly forbidden.

The FSA is investigating whether the contaminated products were distributed more widely across the UK, according to the BBC.