Ten million burgers recalled as horsemeat probe begins

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From the Irish Independent By Aideen Sheehan Consumer Correspondent Wednesday January 16 2013.TEN million burgers have been recalled from the food chain following the discovery of horsemeat in beef products.Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said that one company at the centre of the scandal, Silvercrest, had recalled its burgers while an investigation was under way into how the horsemeat got into them.A burger supplied by Silvercrest to Tesco was found to contain 29pc horsemeat sparking a major probe by the company and the Department of Agriculture into how this happened.The investigation was currently looking at beef protein powder supplied from the continent and used in burgers as a potential source.Other burgers supplied to Aldi, Lidl, Dunnes and Iceland also contained horse DNA but at a much smaller trace level.

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