Monday, February 18 10:24:39
Irish food group, Greencore said it has tested a range of meat and non meat products at its Bristol facility in England and all results have tested negative for horse DNA.
Greencore confirmed on Saturday that it had been informed by Asda that the results of the quantitative tests on Asda's Chosen By You 350g Beef Bolognese Sauce, manufactured at Greencore's Bristol facility, had shown above trace levels (4.8pc) of equine DNA.
All other Greencore and customer test results on products have been negative, and none of its other twenty one Convenience Foods sites have been affected.
"Since the issue has arisen, Greencore has been in constant dialogue with its customers who are supportive of our response. Specifically, Greencore can confirm that it has received assurance from Asda that it remains supportive of Greencore and the steps it is taking with regards to this matter," a statement from the company said this morning.
"Greencore only sources products from customer and Greencore jointly approved suppliers, which are regularly audited, and insists that they in turn use approved suppliers. In conjunction with independent experts, its customers and key suppliers, the Company has launched a thorough and comprehensive investigation to fully determine how this incident could have occurred."