Burger raw material at Monaghan plant contained 75% horse DNA

A raw ingredient intended for use in beefburgers at the Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan plant of Rangeland Foods contained 75 per cent horse DNA, the company said.

4th February, 2013

A raw ingredient intended for use in beefburgers at the Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan plant of Rangeland Foods contained 75 per cent horse DNA, the company said.

The ingredient had not been used in manufacturing before it was discovered, a statement from the company said.

The company said that it had informed the Department of Agriculture and halted production. It indicated that the particular batch of raw material may have come from Poland and said that 90...

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