Update on The Co-operative's beef contamination test results

21 February 2013

The independent tests, commissioned by The Co-operative Group, have now been completed, and have proven negative for horse DNA in all (100%) of the own-brand minced beef products tested.

A spokesperson for The Co-operative said:

“We commissioned stringent independent testing on our own-brand products containing minced beef, as agreed with the Food Standards Agency. 

“The results have shown that no further products tested have been found to contain horse DNA.”