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Horsemeat scandal: Birds Eye withdraws UK ready meals

Birds Eye has withdrawn three beef ready meals from supermarkets in the UK and Ireland as a precaution after horse DNA was found in a product in Belgium.

Birds Eye said its chilli con carne had tested positive for 2% horse DNA.

Meanwhile, the Food Standards Agency has announced the results of 1,133 new tests on a range of beef products.

There were six positive tests for horse DNA at a level of greater than 1% - all on products which have already been withdrawn.

Sophie Hutchinson reports.

  • 22 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK
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