What next in horsemeat testing?

The first phase of tests concentrated on samples of minced beef products being checked for horse and pork DNA, while the second phase involved samples of beef-based ready meals.

The third phase will include products marketed or labelled as containing beef as a major ingredient, including;

  • gelatine
  • beef dripping
  • stock cubes
  • steak
  • stewing steak
  • ready meals which contain beef that is not minced

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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.