Asda test negative for horse meat

Supermarket giant Asda's statement:

"To date we have carried out 196 tests on Asda brand processed beef products, and have submitted all of these results to the BRC as requested."None of the Asda products tested positive for the presence of horsemeat against the Food Standards Agency’s threshold.

"This testing is being conducted on behalf of Asda by independent, externally accredited laboratories and is ongoing."We’re also increasing the number of independent unannounced audits weconduct across our entire meat supply chain.

"We will continue to do the right thing and take appropriate action where necessary to make sure our customers can be confident in the food they are eating"

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Horse meat scandal

Another firm in our region has been drawn into the horse meat scandal. Paragon Quality Foods, in Doncaster is now testing all its products after a burger it sold to hotel and pub giant Whitbread was find to contain horse DNA.