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Tottenham meat company working with FSA as part of horse meat investigation
Frozen beef at a Tottenham food company is being investigated for possible horse meat contamination by the Food Standards Agency.
Dinos & Sons Continental Foods Limited, based at the Millmead Industrial estate in Tottenham Hale, confirmed at the weekend that it is working with the agency on an investigation into potential horse meat contamination.
In a statement on its website the company said: “Dinos & Sons Continental Foods Limited confirms that it is co-operating with local Trading Standards Officers and the FSA in respect of all its current investigations.
“Dinos & Sons has been asked to clarify its position in respect of the transportation and storage of frozen beef that was imported by, and belonged to, a third party that the FSA is investigating.
“Dinos & Sons did not keep this frozen beef in the same premises as its own products and there was therefore no possibility of any cross-contamination.
“At no time has Dinos & Sons produced or manufactured anything that is under investigation or is the subject of any possible contamination or mislabelling.
“There is no suggestion whatsoever that Dinos & Sons manufacturing processes have been compromised in any way. Tests undertaken by independent laboratories on Dinos & Sons products have proved negative to date for any contaminants, including horse meat.”