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Horse meat found in tins of beef sold in Northern Ireland

BY AMANDA FERGUSON

Horse meat has been found in tinned beef on sale in Northern Ireland, food safety officials have confirmed.

The Food Standards Agency confirmed horse DNA was detected in tins of Food Hall Sliced Beef in Rich Gravy, which was manufactured in Romania.

Between 1% and 5% horse meat was discovered during routine testing carried out by officials from Lincolnshire County Council.

The product, sold in Home Bargains and Quality Save stores, has now been withdrawn from sale and a full consumer product recall is in progress.

There are 10 Home Bargain Stores in Northern Ireland, but no Quality Save stores.

If customers have any tins of the product they are advised to return them to where they bought them.

A spokeswoman for TJ Morris Ltd, owners of Home Bargains and supplier to Quality Save, said it was disappointed by what had happened.

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