Horse meat found in UK, Irish beef burgers

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LONDON — Traces of horsemeat and pig DNA were found in products sold by some of the country’s biggest supermarkets, the The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said on Tuesay.

According to the Associated Press, a burger sold by global retailer Tesco was made of roughly 30 percent horse.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland also said it found traces of pig DNA in 85 percent of the burger products it tested in Irish supermarkets, including those operated by U.K-based Iceland and German discounter Lidl.

The watchdog says the unusual animal DNA in Ireland’s burgers isn’t a threat to anyone’s health but does “raise some concerns.”

U.K.-based Tesco apologized for the horsemeat-heavy burger and said it was pulling their products as a precaution.

Credit: Associated Press

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