Horsemeat found in Iceland diced beef steak

A new discovery of horsemeat has been found in Iceland’s diced beef steak, which has already been pulled from the shelves in Ireland, it was announced yesterday (15 April).

The frozen food retailer claimed the affected product was manufactured nearly one year ago, and that the supplier had not been used since last November after tests by veterinary authorities in the Czech Republic unveiled the equine DNA.

In a statement, the company said: “There is not believed to be any food safety risk associated with the consumption of this product, but any customer who still has this product with the best-before date of 30.05.2013 in their freezer is welcome to return it to their nearest Iceland store for a full refund.

“More than 360 tests have so far been undertaken as part of this ongoing programme to guarantee that all Iceland beef products meet the correct specification,” it added.


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