– Lidl statement
Lidl UK is committed to maintaining the highest quality standards across its entire range. Following receipt of the findings of the FSAI study, Lidl has taken the decision to remove the implicated product from sale.
The relevant authorities have confirmed that this does not cause any health risk whatsoever but this does not detract from the fact that this should not have happened.
A full investigation is underway to ascertain how this incident occurred. A refund will be provided to customers who wish to return affected products.
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.