Meat Supplier Dropped By Tesco

Tesco has dropped meat supplier Silvercrest following the discovery of horse DNA in burgers, stating the, "breach of trust [was] simply too great".

The supermarket has said the meat in the offending burgers did not come from a list of "approved suppliers".

Going on to say it would introduce a DNA testing system for meat products to "ensure the quality" of its goods.

ABP Food Group, parent company of Silvercrest said it had "let customers down" and apologised for the failures.

An internal investigation by Tesco also found meat used by at the Silvercrest facility in County Monaghan, in the Republic of Ireland, originated from outside the UK and Ireland, contrary to the supermarket chain's policy.


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