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More products withdrawn after horsemeat revealed

Beefburger products made by a mid-Wales firm have been withdrawn after tests revealed the presence of horsemeat.

Three samples of beefburger products made by Builth Wells catering supplier The Burger Manufacturing Company tested positive for at least 1% horsemeat.

The test were requested by the Food Standards Agency and carried out by Powys County Council.

Further tests will now be carried out to establish how much horsemeat the products contain and to test for the presence of the veterinary medicine phenylbutazone.

The FSA said the company is contacting its customers to inform them of the results and to recall any affected products.



FSA on 'steady progress' of tests on beef products

Steve Wearne, director of the Food Standards Agency in Wales, has spoken about the first of industry results from beef products that have been tested for the presence of horse DNA.

He told ITV News' Consumer Editor Chris Choi it was "steady progress and we want the industry to continue until we have a complete picture of all beef products on sale in the UK".



The seven contaminated products

  • Aldi - Today special frozen lasagne.
  • Aldi - Today special frozen spaghetti bolognese.
  • Co-op - Beef burger quarter pounder.
  • Findus - Beef lasagne 320g, 360g, 500g.
  • Rangeland - Range of catering products.
  • Tesco - Everyday value frozen burger.
  • Tesco - Everyday value spaghetti bolognese.

The Food Standards Agency's director of communications Stephen Humphreys said he could "assure" the public that all seven had now been taken off the shelves.

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