- 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.