1. ITV Report

Horsemeat found in 10 beef burgers sold in the UK

Some of the beef burgers had almost 30% horse product. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Traces of horse DNA have been found in 10 beef burger products sold in supermarkets across the UK.

Of the 27 burgers sampled by the Irish food safety authority, 37% tested positive for horse DNA and 85% tested positive for pig DNA.

The amounts in each products varied, from tiny traces (LOQ) just about detectable, to almost a third of the total meat product.

The products which originated from three processing plants: two in Ireland and one the UK, were sold at Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Iceland and Dunnes Stores.


  • Everyday Value Beef Burgers: 29.1%
  • Beef Quarter Pounders: 0.1%


  • Oakhurst Beef Burgers: 0.3%


  • Quarter Pounders batch 2250 A 15:27: 0.1%
  • Quarter Pounders batch 2218 A 15:55: 0.1%


  • Moordale Quarter Pounders: 0.1%
  • Moordale Ultimate Beef Burgers: LOQ
  • Moordale Beef Burgers: LOQ

Dunnes Stores

  • Flamehouse Chargrilled Quarter Pounders: 0.1%
  • St. Bernard Beef Burgers: LOQ