Horsemeat: More horsemeat found at Tesco

Horsemeat has been discovered in Tesco’s Simply Roast Meatloaf, which has been pulled from sale.

According to Tim Smith, Tesco group director, the product tested positive for between 2-5% horsemeat.

Smith said: "The product is a frozen Tesco Simply Roast Meatloaf 600g. The product tested was manufactured between October 2012 and January 2013 at Eurostock in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. Tests on 15 other lines from the same manufacturing site were clear of horsemeat. Our investigation to thoroughly understand the source of the contamination has started and we will complete our investigation before deciding whether to continue using the supplier."

More than 500 products identified as being "most at risk" for containing horsemeat have been DNA-tested by the supermarket chain and the meatloaf is the fourth Tesco branded product to contain it, Smith explained.

He added: "We are very sorry that we have had a further product that has failed to meet the high standards we and our customers expect."


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