Horsemeat found in Burgers sold in a variety of British supermarket outlets has surprised shoppers, with some of your favorite burger patty contains almost one-third horsepower.
The underscore of your favorite burger is the tasty meat staff inside, but what it you found out that the meat pie you are eating is Horsemeat. Horsemeat, Horse DNA and even Pig DNA found in burgers and other ground beef products, according to reports of several international news sites on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
Reports say that horsemeat and pig meat was found in several burger products labeled as ground beef, announced an Irish food safety watchdog. One of the meat pie sold by global retailer Tesco was composed of approximately 30% hoorsemeat.
Evidence result was disclosed by food safety chiefs in Ireland after series of scientific evaluations have been performed on burger items from different large superstores in the country. Products labeled as beef have been examined in Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland, and exposed traces of horse DNA.
Below are the product list provided in the reports:
- Tesco Everyday Value Beef Burgers – 29.1%
- Tesco Beef Quarter Pounders – 0.1%
- Oakhurst Beef Burgers in Aldi – 0.3%
- Moordale Quarter Pounders in Lidl – 0.1%
- Flamehouse Chargrilled Quarter Pounders in Dunnes Stores – 0.1%
- Two varieties of Iceland Quarter Pounders – 0.1%.
The meat products is still safe and no health threat according to Professor Alan Reilly, chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), but no proper justification as to why horsemeat and pig meat is included in the beef labeled products.
On Professor Alan Reilly statement:
“Whilst there is a plausible explanation for the presence of pig DNA in these products due to the fact that meat from different animals is processed in the same meat plants, there is no clear explanation at this time for the presence of horse DNA in products emanating from meat plants that do not use horse meat in their production process.”
“In Ireland, it is not in our culture to eat horse meat and therefore, we do not expect to find it in a burger.”
Consumers have also been informed that they have the right to return any meat products listed to the superstores they bought from and all retailers inventory have verified that they will be remove all items found that contain horsemeat from there racks and other meat sections that labeled as beef products.