The Food Standards Agency has called for a thorough investigation of a German meat plant it claims has repeatedly breached BSE regulations. It is urging EU food safety commissioner David Byrne to press the German authorities to investigate the Gausepohl Fleisch plant after it exported beef with spinal cord specified risk material attached to the UK. The material was discovered in two forequarters of beef from the plant on Monday, just weeks after an earlier consignment from the same company was found to contain SRM. There is no evidence of a major epidemic in Germany. Only 18 of the 868,541 animals tested between January and May had BSE, the FSA said. {{NEWS }}