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FSAI Advises of Rangeland Foods Withdrawal of Burger Products

Thursday, 14 February 2013

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) confirms that it has been notified by Rangeland Foods that it is withdrawing some batches of burger products which contained beef supplied from Poland that it produced for the catering and wholesale sectors. This withdrawal is as a result of some batches of its burger product that have tested positive in the UK for between 5% and 30% horse meat. These products were sold to the catering and wholesale sectors and have been distributed to Ireland, the UK, Spain, France, Germany and The Netherlands.

Rangeland Foods has confirmed to the FSAI that it has notified its customers that would have received these implicated products and a withdrawal is taking place. As is the protocol in food withdrawals, if these suppliers have subsequently traded these products onwards to other food businesses, they are compelled to notify them to ensure that a swift withdrawal is undertaken across the market.

The FSAI is issuing a food alert for Ireland and will notify the European Commission via the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed about the exported product. The FSAI will continue to work with Rangeland Foods to ensure that all implicated product is removed from the market.

The FSAI will provide updates, when available.