Whitbread 'shocked' over horse DNA findings

Pub and hotel group Whitbread admitted they found horse DNA in two of its products - their meat lasagnes and beefburgers.

We are shocked and disappointed at this failure of the processed meat supply chain. As an industry it is clear we need the supply chain to deliver products to the highest standards of food integrity and quality that we and our customers expect.

As a responsible business we shall work with the FSA to implement a robust testing regime to avoid this happening in the future. We would like to sincerely apologise to our customers for any concerns or inconvenience that this may cause.

– Whitbread spokesman

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