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The European Commission told retailers last year that they could no longer legally describe desinewed meat as meat.
But in the latest development in the food labelling scandal, suppliers appear to be selling the mechanically separated meat under different names to get around the ban.
It comes after horse DNA was identified in many beef products sold in the UK and abroad.
Desinewed meat is produced by mechanically rubbing the carcasses of cows under high pressure to form a fine minced product.
It was previously used in most economy range items sold in British supermarkets.
Despite the ban, emails seen by the BBC suggest many suppliers across Europe are continuing to produce desinewed meat under other names, including “Baader meat” and “3mm mince.”
Baader meat takes its name from the machine used to make it, which comes from the Baader company in Germany.
The device is said to remove the membrane and sinew from the animal, producing something resembling a fine mince.
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