Irish agriculture minister Joe Walsh is establishing an expert group to examine food labelling in the Republic after 1,000kg of contaminated Thai poultry meat was discovered at Dublin Port, after slipping through British controls. The new group will include representatives of consumer and food industry organisations and government departments. It will report back by the autumn. The discovery occurred just weeks after the Food Safety Authority found that frozen chicken fillets from Holland had been injected with beef and pork proteins. In neither case were the contents listed on labelling. The consignment, which contained chemicals banned by the EU because of cancer causing fears, was impounded and destroyed. All future consignments of poultry meat from Thailand imported into the Irish Republic via the UK, will be tested for antibiotics by British food safety officials, as required under EU regulations. The Irish department of agriculture said it had sought assurances from the UK on future testing. But the Irish Farmers' Association claimed the incident raised serious questions about the effectiveness of EU controls and urged consumers to insist on Irish-produced chicken. Superquinn's food and nutrition manager, Paula Mee, described the discovery of the chemicals as "worrying, given that most frozen chicken products in Irish supermarkets come from Thailand". {{NEWS }}