Horsemeat scandal reaches Danish company

A UK distributor owned by a Charlottenlund company is suspected of buying horsemeat and reselling it as beef

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February 13th, 2013 12:02 pm| by admin
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Flexi Food Ltd, a meat distributor in the United Kingdom owned by the Danish firm Flexi Food Holding ApS, is suspected by British food authorities of selling horsemeat, Jyllands-Posten newspaper has reported. 

The Irish food company McAdam Foods alleges that Flexi Food Ltd purchased horsemeat in Poland and re-sold it as ground beef. 

Jyllands-Posten reports that Flexi Food is now being investigated by British authorities. The newspaper also writes that DNA tests from Flexi Food revealed that 80 percent of the meat in question was horsemeat. 

Flexi Food Holding ApS is located in Charlottenlund, north of Copenhagen. Jyllands-Posten contacted the company for a response, but the company would only say that they were co-operating voluntarily with the British authorities. 

The accusations against Flexi Food are the latest chapter in the ongoing horsemeat scandal, which has quickly become the biggest food scandal to hit Europe in years. Up to 16 countries are thought to be involved. 

The Danish food minister, Mette Gjerskov (Socialdemokraterne), announced yesterday that the nation's food authorities, Fødevarestyrelsen, would inspect Danish supermarkets to ensure that stores have pulled the products off the shelves that they said they would.

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