Pig DNA has been found in sausages and ham produced at a halal meat processing plant in Moscow, fresh testing results revealed Wednesday, although this does not necessarily mean that the products actually contain pork, a spokesman for the institute that conducted the tests said.

"The DNA traces that have been discovered may be a result of contact with raw meat consisting of pork or pork products," said Boris Gutnik of the Gorbatov All-Russian Meat Research Institute.

He said that the discovery did not necessarily mean that the products should be prohibited under the halal law, saying that the PCR analysis that was used to conduct the tests could be "inexact."

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