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.
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