Birds Eye recalls beef products in UK and Ireland after horse DNA found

Friday 22 February 2013 18.06
Birds Eye said tests showed horse DNA in a product produced by a Belgian company
Birds Eye said tests showed horse DNA in a product produced by a Belgian company

Birds Eye is recalling beef products produced by a Belgian company after one of its ready meals tested positive for horse DNA.

In a statement, Birds Eye said tests on Chilli Con Carne, produced by Frigilunch and sold in Belgium, had 2% horse DNA.

It said as a precautionary measure it is withdrawing all other products produced by the same supplier – Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese 340g, Shepherd's Pie 400g and Beef Lasagne 400g – in the UK and Ireland. 

Tests on all Birds Eye beef burgers, beef pies and beef platters did not contain horse DNA.

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