Horse meat scandal: Three more plants raided by FSA officials


Tesco has promised to set a new benchmark in food testing and restore consumer confidence following the discovery of horse meat in some of its products.

The supermarket giant told customers it is ‘working flat out to get to the bottom of the issue’ following the product contamination.

An inquiry was ordered after horse meat was found in Tesco ‘value’ beefburgers in January, prompting a Food Standards Agency (FSA) investigation.

In response, Tesco has vowed to ‘open up its supply chain’ and create ‘world class’ traceability in the products it supplies.

‘We will set a new benchmark for the testing of products, to give you confidence that if it isn’t on the label, it isn’t in the product,’ Tesco’s chief executive Philip Clarke wrote in an email to customers.

‘And that will be backed up by an industry-leading commitment to enable you to find out much more about what’s in…

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