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Supermarkets horsemeat scare

Waitrose has become the latest supermarket to pull beef burgers from its selves in the horsemeat scare. The Food Standards Agency is investigating the discovery of horse DNA in beef burger products.

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Horsemeat found in beef burgers sold in the UK

The presence of horse DNA has been found in some beef burgers sold in UK and Irish supermarkets, according to a study by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Of the 27 beef burgers tested, 37% tested positive for horse DNA and 85% tested positive for pig DNA. The products were sold in Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland. The FSAI said:

"In one sample from Tesco, the level of horse DNA indicated that horsemeat accounted for approximately 29% relative to the beef content."

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