Multi-agency probe into 'milk fraud'

Multi-agency probe into 'milk fraud'

A multi-agency probe has been launched into the suspected illegal movement of milk across the border.

It is understood that a farm was raided in south Armagh on Friday and a vehicle was taken away.The Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland released a statement on Friday evening confirming they were investigating along with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the PSNI.Maria Jennings, Director of the FSA in NI, said: "Through this multi-agency investigation, we are working together to protect the integrity of the food chain."Consumers should not be concerned as all milk undergoes routine tests in NI processing establishments. It is then pasteurised, significantly reducing any risk to human health."We are unable to comment further at this time as this is a live investigation."CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)

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