Welsh Bros Foods says it is 'deeply shocked' that a sample of its frozen minced beef has reportedly tested positive for horsemeat.
Welsh Bros Foods regrets to announce that late yesterday afternoon we were informed that a formal sample of our frozen free flow minced beef has been reported to have potentially tested positive for above 1% horse meat. We have not as yet had formal confirmation on this result; however, we have taken the decision to notify our customers of this issue immediately, and issue a withdraw notice for this product.
Welsh Bros Foods are deeply shocked by this development and are working with all relevant authorities.
The firm said the affected batch was produced nearly three months ago and other samples have reportedly tested negative for horsemeat, adding: "We therefore believe at this stage that this is an isolated incident."
Approved supplier Welsh Bros Foods confirmed a sample of its frozen minced beef has 'potentially tested positive' for above 1% horsemeat.
The Welsh Government says it is working with the police to ensure allegations of horse meat at a plant in west Wales are dealt with.