Meat factory ceases production following burger tests

The organisation representing sheep and cattle farmers here says the burger controversy raises questions about the use of imported ingredients in Irish products.

Silvercrest, one of the Irish factories at the centre of the burger controversy has suspended production at it's plant today after tests were carried out there.

Of the seven samples of raw ingredients tested, one was positive for equine DNA - and came from another EU member state.

All ingredients in the production of the burgers sourced from Irish suppliers were negative.

General Secretary of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association Eddie Punch says the controversy has raised a number of questions: