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Employees of the Vienna market office have been working around the clock after the horsemeat scandal broke out. At the moment they focus on samples of ready meals with meat, kebap stands and several butchers.

9,500 samples are taken routinely per year. Now it seems like the scientists are looking for a needle in a haystack. 80 employees have been drawing samples of different products from 18,000 food-producing companies in Vienna.

They are sent to either the Agency for Health and Nutrition Safety (AGES) located in the district of Donaustadt or to the Food Investigation Institute of the city of Vienna in the district of Landstrasse.

So far, horsemeat has been found in two samples. It is difficult to find horsemeat in products, said Alexander Hengl, market office Vienna to Radio Vienna. The DNA needs to be filtered several times.

It is not clear yet whether the samples contained the anti-inflammatory phenylbutazon, which is dangerous for humans. The drug must not be used for horses meant for meat production. Only racing horses can be treated with it.

However, it has been revealed where the contaminated meat in the pasta of the German supermarket chain Lidl came from. Lidl partner Hilcona from Liechtenstein said that the German meat supplier Vossko was found guilty.

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