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Beef processor says it has identified Tesco horse meat source

UPDATE: The presence of horse DNA has been revealed in some beef burger products produced and on sale in Ireland, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

16th January, 2013
A total of 27 beef burger products were analysed with 10 of the 27 products (37 per cent) testing positive for horse DNA.

Monaghan-based meat processor Silvercrest said that it was "comfortable" that it had identified and isolated the source of horse meat contamination in beef burgers it supplied to Tesco.

The company, which is owned by Larry Goodman's ABP group, said that it had identified two suppliers in particulars.

Paul Finnerty, chief executive of ABP, said that the company felt it had done nothing wrong because it had bought beef product as an ingredient for the burgers...

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