- Jan 22, 2011
Tonight, Pat Kenny has a panel of:
Simon Coveney, FG TD Cork-CentralMinister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Darina Allen, Chef and food writer Darina Allen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conor Pope, Journalist Irish Times website interest in consumer protection Conor Pope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Patrick Wall, Associate Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy And Population Science Prof Patrick Wall | UCD Institute of Food and Health
and a studio of interested and concerned consumers and businesses to discuss our Burgergate. Just how did horse get into beef burgers?
Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, says serious issues need to be addressed about the discovery of horse and pig DNA in frozen beef burgers. Mr Coveney said the priority for his department and the Food Safety Authority is to find out the source of the material used - a number of ingredients in the contaminated products were imported.
There is no evidence that these ingredients were imported deliberately, but that early action was vital to maintain public confidence.
Horsemeat beefburgers? The end result of cutting costs and corners - News - Food & Drink - The Independent
Horse DNA in beefburgers: what has happened, where and how | Money | The Guardian
Finding source of horse meat a 'priority' - RTÉ News
The best of #burgergate | euronews, world news
There's a half-hour Dispatches programme on now on C4 which looks at this area too.
In the second part of the show:
John Crown, Oncologist and NUI Senator John Crown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Finian McGrath, Independent TD Dublin North-Central Finian McGrath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
discuss smokers rights.
So, a show with consumers health very much to the forefront. Should be an interesting show