Irish Town Lives Up to Motto as Horse-Meat Scandal Goes European
“Be at the center,” is the motto of the Irish town of Ballybay. As the scandal over horse meat masquerading as beef gallops across Europe, its founders may not have realized how true that would turn out.
An inspection last month found frozen hamburgers made bySilvercrest Foods, the town’s biggest employer, contained 29 percent horse meat. Production was halted and Tesco Plc, the U.K.’s largest retailer, dropped Silvercrest as a supplier.
Irish ‘Horsemeat Town’ Suffers as Scandal Ripples Around Europe
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While ABP suspended all production at the Silvercrest facility on Jan. 17, two weeks later Tesco dropped Silvercrest as a supplier, raising questions about the future of the plant, which employed about 100 people.
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