Aldi finds horsemeat in 'Oakhurst Frozen Meatloaf'

Supermarket chain Aldi has announced that a random sample of its 'Oakhurst Frozen Meatloaf' had been found to contain horsemeat.

An Aldi spokesman said: "Aldi has been contacted by the FSA to alert us that a random sample of our Oakhurst Frozen Meatloaf tested by a local authority has been found to contain horse meat.

"We are surprised and deeply disappointed at this news. Our DNA testing, carried out last month in accordance with FSA guidance, also tested samples of this product and found it to be clear of horse meat.

"The product is not part of our main range of everyday products and was stocked on a limited availability basis. However, we have immediately withdrawn any of the remaining stock from our stores.

"We will continue to test products and if we have any reason to believe the meat content is not correct, we will continue to act immediately in the interests of our customers."Customers can return the frozen meatloaf to their nearest Aldi for a full refund."