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Asda withdraws burger range supplied by NI company

The supermarket chain, Asda, has withdrawn four frozen burger products supplied by Northern Ireland company, Freeza Meats, as a precaution, in the wake of the horsemeat controversy.

A batch of meat containing 80% horse DNA was discovered in a cold store at Freeza Meats in Newry.

The Newry company said it was storing the meat for a firm based in the Irish Republic, after declining to buy it.

Freeza Meat said none of the meat had got into the food chain.

Julian O'Neill reports for BBC Newsline.