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EU approves testing plan to halt horsemeat scandal

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The European Union agreed Friday the immediate launch of tests for horse DNA in meat products, trying to reassure nervous consumers that their food is safe and to halt the horsemeat scandal spreading across Europe. 

Andrew Wadge, Chief Scientist of Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) speaks to journalists in London on February 15, 2013.

The test programme will also look for the presence of phenylbutazone, an anti-inflammatory treatment for horses which is harmful to humans and by law supposed to be kept out of the food chain.

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