DNA Reveals UK Beef Burgers Contain 37 Percent Horse Meat

Well this would be a good story for Piers Morgan… Authorities say the DNA of horses and pigs has been found in ground beef burger products sold in the UK and Irish supermarkets.  Some products contained as much as 37 percent horse meat.

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Out of 27 products analysed, 10 contained horse meat and 23 contained pig meat.

The Republic of Ireland’s food safety authority discovered the issue, identifying the meat came from two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and the Dalepak Hambleton plant in Yorkshire.

Though it poses no risk health, people buying and consuming the burgers had no idea they were eating horse meat,

“In Ireland, it is not in our culture to eat horse meat and therefore, we do not expect to find it in a burger,” said one unlucky customer.

Retailers were ordered to remove all implicated batches of the burgers, at least until they get caught the next time…