Horsemeat scare - Waitrose admits taking beefburgers off shelves
WAITROSE is the latest supermarket to be dragged into the horsemeat scandal after it admitted it took beefburgers off its shelves following the contamination scare.
The upmarket store said it had taken frozen burgers made by Dalepak, one of the firms at the centre of the horsemeat contamination investigation, off sale "as a precaution".
This followed Dalepak being temporarily stripped of its British Retail Association food standards accreditation.
However, Waitrose has since inspected the Dalepak site and said it is "100 per cent confident" its beefburgers contained no horsemeat.
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Since the horsemeat scandal broke, 10 million burgers have been taken off supermarket shelves across the UK and Ireland.
This followed the discovery that some lines sold by Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and Iceland contained traces of horsemeat.