Irish meat processor find horsemeat in beef burgers

A meat processor in Co Monaghan, Ireland, is to withdraw beef burgers after it was discovered some contained up to 30% horsemeat.

Rangeland Foods told customers yesterday that a batch of frozen beef burgers, made in September 2012, contained between 5% and 30% horsemeat. As a result, the company has decided to withdraw all of its untested meat products, made with ingredients from Poland.

The burgers were made for the UK and horsemeat was discovered in a batch of them after tests, carried out at a plant in Castleblayney, showed some made with products from Poland had horsemeat in them.

The company was embroiled in the horsemeat scandal when the discovery of raw material containing 75% horsemeat was discovered at its plant earlier this month, leading to a period of ceased production.