Ireland's Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney
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Horsemeat in burgers poses 'no risk' to food safety

Horse DNA has been found in some beefburgers being sold in UK and Irish supermarkets, the Republic of Ireland's food safety authority has said.

The meat came from two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and the Dalepak Hambleton plant in Yorkshire.

The burgers were on sale in Tesco and Iceland in the UK and Ireland. In the Republic of Ireland they were on sale in Dunnes Stores, Lidl, and Aldi.

Ireland's Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, said the discovery posed ''no food safety risk''.

  • 15 Jan 2013