Beef products sold by Birds Eye, Taco Bell and catering supplier Brakes have been found to contain horse DNA, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said today.
Birds Eye's affected products are its Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese and Beef Lasagne, which the company says was taken off shelves last week as a precaution.
Other products found to contain horsemeat include Brakes's Spicy Beef Skewer and Taco Bell's Ground Beef.
The results came from the FSA's third wave of tests, which saw 1,797 products examined.
The FSA has asked retailers to test beef products for the presence of more than 1 per cent of horsemeat, with anything above that figure considered to be a sign of adulteration.
Its latest results have found that more than 99 per cent of tests show no horse DNA at or above the level of 1 per cent.
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