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Last updated on 11 February 2013

Tesco finds horse meat in some Everyday Value Spaghetti Bolognese

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Tesco has this evening announced that it has found horse meat in some Everyday Value Spaghetti Bolognese.

It carried out a number of tests following the product's withdrawal from sale on a precautionary basis.

Tesco says that of the positive results, most are at a trace level of less than 1% but three showed significant levels of horse DNA, exceeding 60%. The company also tested the horse meat for 'bute' and the results were negative.

Tesco statement from Tim Smith, Tesco Group Technical Director