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Supermarkets hit by 'horsemeat' fears

By jrmaidment  |  Posted: February 06, 2013

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MORE burgers have been withdrawn from sale at Asda supermarkets after another horsemeat scare. 

The chain withdrew four of its burger lines yesterday as a 'precautionary measure' after horsemeat was found at a supplier in Northern Ireland.

Workers cleared the shelves of its own brand burgers. 

A spokeswoman said there were 'no signs of horsemeat' but the products have been withdrawn as a 'precaution'. 

It means that only Birds Eye and fresh burgers are available in Asda after the chain dropped numerous other products three weeks ago after issues with another supplier. 

Meanwhile Tesco also removed products from shelves last night. 

The supermarket binned thousands of packets of its Everyday Value Spaghetti Bolognese amid horsemeat fears.

A spokeswoman for the supermarket chain said there was no evidence to suggest its Bolognese was contaminated. 

She said the product had been withdrawn 'pending the results of our own tests'. 

The Food Standards Agency has started a testing regime but it has not said when its findings will be published. 

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  • forester_girl  |  February 07 2013, 9:13AM

    I can't understand why all this food is being thrown away. Not everyone has an issue eating it. Such a waste of food considering the state our country is in financially

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  • lordigaga  |  February 06 2013, 10:19PM

    Deadly virus is discovered in dairy herd

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  • Judas  |  February 06 2013, 9:48PM

    What is happening to the removed meat?

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  • lordigaga  |  February 06 2013, 6:50PM

    Contaminated? horse flesh would be the best and safest ingreadiant

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  • lordigaga  |  February 06 2013, 6:46PM

    contaminated. horse meat would be the best, safest ingreadiants

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  • cheltenham20  |  February 06 2013, 4:25PM

    Must agree with most on here, horsemeat is not a poison,...Horse meat is a delicacy in france,, ...rather than than remove and destoy the burger's, lower the price and ill be first in the queue to fill my freezer.... The people removing these item's are 'Silly Burgers'..

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  • lordigaga  |  February 06 2013, 4:16PM

    VEGIBURGERS

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  • stopthebull  |  February 06 2013, 1:28PM

    sell not see

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  • stopthebull  |  February 06 2013, 1:28PM

    Why don't they just sell off the horsemeat stuff cheap, saying may contain black beauty or something, then if it does not see then dispose of it. I would buy it, it's just meat!

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  • Beekeeper  |  February 06 2013, 1:24PM

    Tesco and Asda are just flogging dead horse. Shop elsewhere.

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