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Iceland has withdrawn two of its own brand burgers from its stores on the Costa del Sol, while Aldi has also been affected.
A spokesman for Lidl confirmed its Spanish stores used a different provider to that of its UK stores and had not withdrawn any products from sale.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“Pending further investigation, Iceland has withdrawn from sale the two Iceland brand quarter pounder burger lines implicated in the study.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.”
Send them to France, they’ll love ’em lol.
A very large number of horses are being put down at the moment because their owners cannot, or will not, afford to feed them properly.
We were told that horses are being sold for meat at one euro per kilo. Una pena.
Nothing actually wrong with horse meat. Unless you’re a horse.
What is wrong with horse meat? At least they move. And the beef is excellent.
Horse meat is excellent. But dont tell anyone from the US.
I have some of these burgers in my fridge … Aaaaand they’re off!
My Lidl pony ?
What’s the issue? If you examine anything you’ll find DNA of something else in it. Most of the things we eat contain parts of human and insect waste.
I had one of these burgers and it put me in hospital However they say Im in a stable condition!!!
We have an ALDI-NITI near us!