Tesco withdraws own-brand meatloaf

Tesco has announced it has withdrawn its line of own-brand frozen meatloaf after it tested positive for containing horsemeat.
The supermarket giant said it pulled the Simply Roast Meatloaf 600 gram products that were produced between October 2012 and January 2013 at Eurostock in Craigavon, Northern Ireland.
According to the retailer, the line tested positive for containing between two and five per cent of horsemeat.
The items join a growing list of Tesco products that have been contaminated with the substance, including its own-brand hamburgers, lasagne – which contained up to 100 per cent horsemeat – and bolognese.
However, Tim Smith – the supermarket’s technical director – said tests on 15 other lines from the same manufacturing site were clear.
He added: “Our investigation to thoroughly understand the source of the contamination has started and we will complete our investigation before deciding whether to continue using the supplier.”
As part of ongoing investigations, Asda has also withdrawn its spaghetti, meatballs and beef cannelloni over the weekend after it was confirmed the products could contain pig DNA.