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Horse meat scandal: Tesco drops supplier

DAMNING: Horse meat has been discovered in burgers sold by supermarket giants including Tesco and Iceland it emerged last night.

TESCO HAS has reportedly vowed to introduce DNA testing on all of its meat, after it was found that Horse meat has been used in a line of their burgers.

In a statement they claimed that meat suppliers, Silvercrest, went against their instructions to use "only beef from the UK and Ireland" in the frozen burgers and announced that they have ceased trade with the firm over the "breach of trust", reports Huffington Post UK.

The supermarket chain believes that DNA testing system on meat products will "ensure the quality" of the food on its shelves.

They told The Post: "We now understand - with as much certainty as possible - what happened.

"The evidence tells us that our frozen burger supplier, Silvercrest, used meat in our products that did not come from the list of approved suppliers we gave them.

"Nor was the meat from the UK or Ireland, despite our instruction that only beef from the UK and Ireland should be used in our frozen beefburgers.Consequently we have decided not to take products from that supplier in future. We took that decision with regret but the breach of trust is simply too great."

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