UK Horsemeat Burgers: Food Standards Agency Considering Legal Action

The UK food watchdog is considering whether legal action should be taken against companies at the centre of the scandal over horsemeat found in beef burgers.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said it would consult relevant local authorities and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) before making a decision to take action.

After a meeting with food industry representatives, the FSA said it would continue a review of the traceability of the food products identified in an FSAI survey which uncovered the scandal.

In one case, testing revealed up to 29% of a Tesco burger was horse meat, while pig products were found in items labelled beef.