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Asda boss' horsemeat shock

The boss of Asda today described his "shock" as revelations of the horsemeat contamination scandal broke, vowing to leave "no stone unturned" to address problems in the supply chain.

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Co-operative: No horse DNA in 59 tested products

The Co-operative has released independent test results on whether horse DNA was found in their products, the findings so far are:

  • Horse DNA has not been found in the 59 products tested so far.
  • The Co-operative sent 102 own-brand minced beef products for testing.

A Co-operative spokesperson said:

We are have commissioned stringent ongoing independent testing on our own-brand products containing minced beef, as agreed with the Food Standards Agency. Today’s results have shown that, so far, no products in the current batch of those being tested have been found to contain horse DNA. Our tests are still ongoing and we continue to work with both the FSA and the British Retail Consortium, and expect to issue further updates in the next few days.

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