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    France tops EU horsemeat tests

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Random tests have found that France had more cases of illegal horsemeat in beef products than any EU other country.

    Forty seven of the 353 samples examined contained horse DNA; that's a rate of more than 13 percent.

    In the Netherlands, by contrast, the rate was just one percent of the 288 samples tested.

    The European Commission wants stiffer sanctions for offenders.