Tesco says sorry for bringing burgers back

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has apologised after burgers that were withdrawn after the horse meat scandal were found on the shelves at an Oxford store.

The company’s “free from” frozen beef quarter pounders – which had been withdrawn as a precaution – were found at Tesco in Cowley, pictured.

A Tesco spokesman said: “Whilst this product was not implicated in the Food Safety Authority (FSAI) of Ireland investigation, and was withdrawn as a precaution, we are urgently investigating how this product came to be on a shelf in store.”

She added: “We sincerely apologise for this, and we have spoken to the store to ensure that this does not happen again.”

She said the burgers were bought from the Cowley store on Wednesday.

The burgers were among those which were withdrawn on Tuesday, January 15, after the FSAI found horse DNA in some beef products that had been sold by the company.

The products withdrawn from Tesco stores were Tesco Everyday Value 8 x Frozen Beef Burgers (397g), Tesco 4 x Frozen Beef Quarter Pounders (454g) and a branded product, Flamehouse Frozen Chargrilled Quarter Pounders.

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12:26pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Andrew:Oxford says...

Why not just give them away to people who aren't bothered too much about the content?

Various "nanny-groups" are always protesting about the waste of food - surely they'd approve.
Why not just give them away to people who aren't bothered too much about the content? Various "nanny-groups" are always protesting about the waste of food - surely they'd approve. Andrew:Oxford
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2:32pm Sat 26 Jan 13

EricTheRed says...

well "value" burgers... all i can say is you get what you pay for!
well "value" burgers... all i can say is you get what you pay for! EricTheRed
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2:33pm Sat 26 Jan 13

EricTheRed says...

bet they went galloping out of the stores...
bet they went galloping out of the stores... EricTheRed
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2:35am Sun 27 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

I filled the trolly with 240 value burgers for only £22 before they were withdrawn, that is great value for horse meat.
I filled the trolly with 240 value burgers for only £22 before they were withdrawn, that is great value for horse meat. Grunden Skip
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8:20am Mon 28 Jan 13

Geoff Roberts says...

Yes, we should tell the various nanny groups to get stuffed and then we can those who are poor and desperate the burgers. Feed them to children, they won't a bit of horse meat. All these politically correct do-gooders not allowing people to eat horse meat are destroying our once great country. As Enoch Powell once said, there'll be rivers of horse meat burgers in the street!!!
Yes, we should tell the various nanny groups to get stuffed and then we can those who are poor and desperate the burgers. Feed them to children, they won't a bit of horse meat. All these politically correct do-gooders not allowing people to eat horse meat are destroying our once great country. As Enoch Powell once said, there'll be rivers of horse meat burgers in the street!!! Geoff Roberts
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8:22am Mon 28 Jan 13

Geoff Roberts says...

Hey! Who stole my words?! It's the PC brigade up to no good again, banning traditional words in favour of open spaces!
Hey! Who stole my words?! It's the PC brigade up to no good again, banning traditional words in favour of open spaces! Geoff Roberts
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