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Horse meat............

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Paula+

Paula+ Report 16 Jan 2013 12:20


Silvercrest, an Irish company, sold beefburgers to Tesco which contained 29 per cent horse meat.

An investigation was carried out by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, who working alongside the FSA, discovered that mainland Britain was part of the area affected.
More than a third (37 per cent) of the products tested in Ireland contained horse DNA, while the vast majority (85 per cent) also contained pig DNA.
Horse meat and pig DNA was found in 27 beef burger products. Another 31 foods, including cottage pies, beef curry pies and lasagne, were analysed, with 21 testing positive for pig DNA. Tesco have now taken the burgers off the shelves when they discovered they contained horse meat .
I understand that there is no danger to health from eating these products, but any food being sold which is different to what it states on the package is a course for concern in my opinion.