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Birds Eye horse DNA discovery

Birds Eye is recalling several products after 2 per cent of horse DNA was found in its Chilli Con Carne, which is sold in Belgium. The company is withdrawing its Spaghetti Bolognese, Shepherd’s Pie and Beef Lasagne products as a precaution.

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Other products removed after horsemeat tests

Results of the industry tests on 2,501 beef products collated by the Food Standards Agency last week revealed 29 positive results, relating to:

  • Aldi's special frozen beef lasagne and special frozen spaghetti bolognese
  • Co-op frozen quarter-pounder burgers
  • Findus beef lasagne
  • Rangeland's catering burger products
  • Tesco value frozen burgers and value spaghetti bolognese
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Pub and hotel group Whitbread has also pulled lasagne and burgers from its menus after admitting horse DNA had been found in its food.Horse meat has been discovered in school dinners, with cottage pies testing positive for horse DNA sent to 47 Lancashire schools before being withdrawn.

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