Doncaster food manufacturing company Paragon Quality Foods Ltd have confirmed that some beefburgers they supplied to a chain of hotels have been found to contain horsemeat.
The company says stressed it has only ever bought meat from reputable suppliers.
“Paragon supplies Whitbread with three beefburgers, and we are advised that equine test results were clear for two of these products and positive for one.
The product in question was first produced by us on January 18, 2013.
We are conducting our own tests on the retained sample of this batch as part of our ongoing investigations.
Paragon have never knowingly bought or handled equine meat products. All our records are available for scrutiny to our customers and FSA officials.”
Three men were arrested tonight by officers investigating the horse meat scandal. One of the men was arrested at a plant in West Yorkshire.
Peter Boddy slaughterhouse in Todmorden has been raided by the Food Standards Agency and the police investigating the horsemeat scandal
Police and the Food Standards Agency have raided a slaughterhouse in Todmorden as part of the probe into horse meat in processed burgers.