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Horse Meat Found In Supermarket Burgers

Wednesday January 16 2013

A RANGE of beefburgers sold by supermarket giant Tesco has been found to contain horse meat, according to a study.

The FSAI (Food Safety Association Ireland) say meat with horse DNA accounted for nearly 29 per cent of the meat in Tesco's Everday Value burgers - thought to have originated from two processing plants in Ireland – Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods – and the Dalepak Hambleton plant in north Yorkshire.

Burgers on sale in Dunnes Stores, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland was also found to have horse DNA.

The retailers have promised they are removing all implicated batches from sale.

Prof Alan Reilly, Chief Executive said the burgers pose no risk to public health.

He added: "Consumers who have purchased any of the implicated products can return them to their retailer.

"It is not in our culture to eat horsemeat and therefore, we do not expect to find it in a burger."

Tesco issued a statement on Tuesday night apologising to customers.

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Reply Posted by dh on Wednesday January 16 2013 at 09:46
they eat horse meat Germany ,,,,but we are more sensitive to are pets ,,,, like to see what people put on here ,,,,,,

Reply Posted by Emma on Wednesday January 16 2013 at 09:57
Poor horses, had some in fridge they've gone straight in the bin.

Reply Posted by sherr66 on Wednesday January 16 2013 at 12:31
Well i can understand lidl, and aldi... but for gods sake, tesco and iceland !!!......... can you trust anybody these days !!!!!!!!!!

Reply Posted by karen on Wednesday January 16 2013 at 12:37
I wonder how this came to light? Why now ? How was this allowed to happen anyway! With all the tight rules and regulations,it should never have happened in the first place shurely !

Reply Posted by Mick on Wednesday January 16 2013 at 13:16
I can't believe how big a fuss is being made about a bit of horse meat. I'll be eating the Tesco burgers in my freezer, they should sell them cheap, it's still edible food. Not much has been said about the fact that the beef is also contaminated with pork which is a much more serious issue if your religion states you shouldn't eat it.

We're not such a nation of horse lovers, we kill hundreds of them every year for the fun of giving us something to bet on in a race. And we sell them to the countries that do eat them.

Reply Posted by dene on Wednesday January 16 2013 at 13:45
in Barnsley last year there was a burger stall sealing different kinds i had ostrich, hubby had kangaroo could not tell the difference,,,

Reply Posted by Tony on Wednesday January 16 2013 at 15:54
Do families struggling financially really care? Being informed is one thing, but 'smart price' burgers, 'value' sausages and 'no frills' pork pies etc. put an acceptable meal on the table for those on a tight budget where the Sunday roast is not an option.

Reply Posted by lyndon on Wednesday January 16 2013 at 18:10
Thought there was something funny about this burger i got with an horse shoe in

Reply Posted by karl on Wednesday January 16 2013 at 18:27
if it was a race horse in them burgers does that count as fast food lol its not the first time tesco has been involved in dodgy meat remember a few years ago the chickhen from rotherham unfit for consumption being blaeched and trimed for schools and shops ???? if you want good meat which is good value i got to barnsley meat market you can see what your buying and the butcher will cut meat off to what weight you want morleys is spot on

Reply Posted by Sharon on Wednesday January 16 2013 at 19:45
remember this one http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2000/dec/22/foodanddrink

Reply Posted by Flo on Thursday January 17 2013 at 16:08
If you're all going to get annoyed about a little horse meat in you're burgers don't buy cheap ass burgers from the supermarkets when i'm sure you probably have a perfectly lovely butchers in you're town or village big supermarkets will cut costs which ever way possible and it really does prove that we don't know what's in our food.

Reply Posted by carl on Friday January 18 2013 at 00:32

Reply Posted by stu on Friday January 18 2013 at 06:05
NAYYYYYYY !!!!!! gi or wi it..