Horse DNA burgers withdrawn on Costa del Sol

LAST UPDATED: 9 Feb, 2013 @ 09:52
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Horse DNA burgers withdrawn on Costa del Sol

By James Bryce

BURGERS sold in Spain have been pulled from the shelves after horse DNA was discovered in several ranges sold by UK supermarkets.

Iceland has withdrawn two of its own brand burgers from its stores on the Costa del Sol, while Aldi has also been affected.

A spokesman for Lidl confirmed its Spanish stores used a different provider to that of its UK stores and had not withdrawn any products from sale.

Food standards authorities who discovered the equine meat insist there is no risk to public health, as it emerged a Spanish supplier was suspected of being responsible for the DNA.

A spokesman for Iceland confirmed to the Olive Press that the affected burgers were stocked in its Spanish stores and that a product recall notice had been issued.

“Pending further investigation, Iceland has withdrawn from sale the two Iceland brand quarter pounder burger lines implicated in the study.

“Iceland will be working closely with its suppliers to investigate this issue and to ensure that all Iceland brand products meet the high standards of quality and integrity that we specify and which our customers are entitled to expect.”

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