Horse meat found in South Yorkshire burgers

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.”

– Spokesman, Paragon Quality Foods Ltd

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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.