Horse meat in Tesco burgers

HORSE meat has been found in beef burgers sold by leading British and Irish supermarkets, it emerged last night. One sample of the meat in Tesco’s Everyday Value Beef Burgers was found to be 29 per cent horse, according to Ireland’s Food Safety Authority (FSAI). 

Tesco has responded by pulling the burgers from its stores. The FSAI also said burgers sold by Aldi, Lidl and Iceland contained traces of horse. The meat came from two Irish sites and one packaging plant near Northallerton, Yorkshire.