Birds Eye recalls beef products in UK and Ireland after horse DNA foundFriday 22 February 2013 18.06
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.