Scientific tests on some beef products found low levels of horse DNA But one offering from Tesco’s Value range had 29% horse meat Company has lost £300m off its market value today
Equine DNA also found in Dunnes Stores, Lidl, Aldi beef products Asda and Co-op remove frozen products as ‘precaution’ Today, fast food giant Burger King revealed it uses same supplier However, Burger King said its meat has not been affected
Irish scientists discovered contaminated burgers in late November But carried out three rounds of tests to ensure data was correct
UK Food Standards Agency launching investigation into the findings PM calls scandal ‘a completely unacceptable state of affairs’ Suppliers in Holland and Spain blamed for contaminated ingredients
Three more supermarkets have started clearing shelves of frozen beefburgers after it emerged they use the same supplier that sold Tesco products containing up to 29 per cent horse meat.
Asda, the Co-op and Sainsbury’s were not among the four retailers found to be selling contaminated food but say they have pulled some of their ranges as a ‘precautionary measure’.
It came as it was revealed horse-tainted beefburgers could have been on the shelves for almost two months after it was first discovered they contained equine meat.