- The Brand is Tesco Everyday Value Beef Burgers - priced £1 for eight.
- They have a best before date of Oct 2013 and plant number IE 565 EC.
- Tesco tell us they do not know how many were sold or how long the problem has been going on.
– Food Standards Agency statement
The Food Standards Agency is investigating urgently how a number of beef products on sale in the UK and Republic of Ireland came to contain some traces of horse and pig DNA.
Beef burgers produced at a North Yorkshire factory are among those found to contain traces of horse DNA. They were sold in Iceland supermarkets in the UK.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) found low levels of horse and pig content in a number of beef products sold in the UK and Ireland.
Dalepak Hambleton in Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire, has started an investigation, after traces of horse DNA were found in two batches of 'Iceland Quarter Pounder' beef burgers produced there. The FSAI found they contain 0.1% horse content relative to beef.
A spokesman for the company said it was co-operating fully with the authorities. Iceland has withdrawn the products from sale and started its own investigation.
The horse content found in the North Yorkshire meat is significantly less than some products produced in Ireland. One batch of Tesco's 'Everyday Value Beef Burgers' were found to contain 29% horse meat.
The FSAI says the products pose no risk to public health.