News: ‘Horsemeat found in beefburgers on sale in UK and Ireland’

Just in time for lunch, we bring you this disturbing headline from the BBC.

The story concerns a discovery by the Republic of Ireland’s food safety authority (FSAI) that some beef burgers sold in supermarkets contained horse DNA.

According to the story, “A total of 27 products were analysed, with 10 of them containing horse DNA and 23 containing pig DNA… Horsemeat accounted for approximately 29% of the meat content in one sample from Tesco.”

The FSAI has stated that while the findings pose no risk to public health, an investigation is underway to determine how the burgers were contaminated. All implicated batches of the burgers have been removed from supermarket shelves.


Read the full story here.

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