Horse DNA found in Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Dunnes and Iceland beef burgers

Bord Bia says it's confident the beef industry can withstand the current challenge its facing - after horsemeat was found in burgers sold in Irish supermarkets.

The Food Safety Authority detected the horse DNA during a survey of beef products sold by retailers, including Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, Dunnes and Iceland.

The issue has raised serious concerns about traceability in Irish Food - an investigation into the source of the horse meat is continuing.

Chief Executive of Bord Bia Aidan Cotter says it's too early to say what effect the discovery will have on Irish exports - but we need to get to the bottom of what happened as soon as possible:

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