Greencore has confirmed that it supplied the beef bolognese sauce that Asda has withdrawn from shelves after tests revealed the presence of horse DNA.
The company is currently awaiting the results of further quantitative tests that will validate the presence and the extent of the equine DNA.
The sauce contained meat that was supplied to Greencore under contract by the ABP Food Group's Nenagh plant in County Tipperary, Ireland, an approved and regularly audited supplier.
The company is working closely with them to determine the full facts as we await the results of the further tests.
Retailers are preparing to say they have found no more traces of horse DNA in their beef products, but were enough products tested?
The strong taboos against eating horse in the UK are relatively new, and many cultures devour horses, saying they are healthy and tasty.