14 Feb 2013

British imports checked for horsemeat

6:20 pm on 14 February 2013

New Zealand authorities say they have investigated nearly 200 British meat imports and none are connected with the horsemeat scandal.

Britain and several European countries have been rocked by revelations that products claimed to contain beef actually contained horse.

The Ministry of Primary Industries says it has tracked down importers of 181 consignments of British meat that arrived in New Zealand in 2012 to make sure they did not include any of the products involved in the scandal.

A ministry spokesperson says there is no evidence that any of the consignments contained tainted products.