Horse DNA found in beef products in Ireland

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IRELAND – What if you were so hungry you could eat a horse?

Well, if you live in Ireland, you could trot yourself down to one of several stores that government meat inspectors say have a little more than beef in their burgers.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland says DNA tests on burger products at the stores showed 85% had pig DNA, and 37% tested positive for horse DNA.

The Irish food inspectors didn’t have a problem with pig parts in what was supposed to be beef products, because meat from different animals get processed at the same plants. But, they can’t figure out why horse DNA turned up since the Irish don’t eat horses, as a rule.