Thursday, February 14 15:56:17
Rangeland Foods has said it is to withdraw some batches of burger products which contained beef supplied from Poland that it produced for the catering and wholesale sectors.
This withdrawal comes after some batches of its burger product that tested positive in the UK for between 5pc and 30pc horse meat, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
These products were sold to the catering and wholesale sectors and have been distributed to Ireland, the UK, Spain, France, Germany and The Netherlands.
The company, who are based in Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan, has contacted a number of its customers that would have received these implicated products and a withdrawal is now taking place. The FSAI says that 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.
Rangeland Foods Ltd. has said it "regrets the inconvenience that this recall will have on its customers", but stated that "responsibility to the consumer for the safety and integrity of the food produced by Rangeland is central focus of its business."