Source: the BBC
The product tested was found to contain between 1% and 5% horsemeat
Officials said the Food Hall Sliced Beef in Rich Gravy had been sold in branches of Home Bargains and Quality Save.
The affected batch has been withdrawn from sale.
An FSA spokesman said: “If you have this product stored, you are advised to return it to where you bought it.”
The affected products have a best before date of January 2016 and a batch code of 13.04.C.
They were manufactured in Romania in January.
‘Disappointed’ with findings
The product tested was found to contain between 1% and 5% horsemeat, but did not contain any of the veterinary painkiller bute.
A spokesperson for TJ Morris, which trades as Home Bargains, said it withdrew the product as soon as the company was made aware traces of horsemeat had been found.
“We are disappointed with these findings,” said the spokesperson.
“The factory we and other retailers use for this product has the highest level of UK food standards accreditation – British Retail Consortium Grade A.
“We have since had other batches of the same product tested, which were found to contain no traces of horsemeat.”
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- Horsemeat detected in canned beef (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- Horsemeat found in tins of sliced beef from batch made in Romania (theguardian.com)
- Horsemeat found in Romanian canned beef on sale in UK (telegraph.co.uk)
- Budget stores remove tinned beef from sale after tests found they contain horsemeat (mirror.co.uk)