SUPERMARKET giant, Aldi, has blamed their beef supplier, Comigel, after tests reveal there is up to 100% horsemeat in their beef products.
Aldi have now withdrawn all their products with the controversial meat, including their ready meal range, frozen lasagne and spaghetti bolognese.
A spokesman for Aldi said random tests had shown that the products they had withdrawn contained between 30% and 100% horsemeat.
He said: “This is completely unacceptable and like other affected companies, we feel angry and let down by our supplier.
“If the label says beef, our customers expect it to be beef.
“Suppliers are absolutely clear that they are required to meet our stringent specifications and that we do not tolerate any failure to do so.”
The company added that it would test the meals for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone, often referred to as bute, but said it was confident the meals were safe.
Cow and Gate, one of the UK’s major baby food companies, has also begun testing its 14 lines containing beef.
The company, part of the French-based multinational Danone, has no production plants in Britain but has factories in France and Spain.
The company has insisted it can trace meat back to a specific cow.
Heinz said it did not source from Comigel and would be responding to the request for testing.
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