Tesco to tell MPs Silvercrest to blame for horse meat crisis
By Laurence Gibbons
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Tesco announced on the morning of January 30 that it will tell MPs later that day that one of its meat suppliers was responsible for horse DNA contaminating its value burgers.
Tesco was expected to tell the influential cross-party Environment, Food and Rural affairs committee that Silvercrest, part of the ABP Food Group sourced meat from non-approved suppliers.
Tim Smith, Tesco group technical director said in a statement: “The evidence tells us that our frozen burger supplier, Silvercrest, used meat in our products that did not come from the list of approved suppliers we gave them. Nor was the meat from the UK or Ireland, despite our instruction that only beef from the UK and Ireland should be used in our frozen beef burgers.”