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Food: Horse Meat

Volume 714: debated on Tuesday 10 November 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how much United Kingdom reared horse meat is (a) sold in the United Kingdom, and (b) exported. [HL5940]

All horse meat intended for human consumption produced at approved UK slaughterhouses is exported.

999 tonnes of meat derived from equidae was exported from the UK in 2008. This includes meat from horses, mules, asses and hinnies and does not differentiate between UK-reared or imported animals.