Horse DNA found in two Spanish burgers


hamburger-spainTwo of 20 burgers analysed by a Spanish consumer group have tested positive for horse DNA, it has been revealed.

The testing was organised by the Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios (OCU).

The organisation selected 20 fresh packaged hamburgers sold in supermarkets. They were were sold under different names and marked with the likes of “Prepared with minced meat” and “Burger Meat”.

It took the samples to a laboratory for analysis of meat quality, the presence of additives, preservatives, dyes, flavor enhancers, the presence of antibiotics, hygiene standards, and nutritional levels.

Following recent revelations of horse DNA in beef burgers sold in Ireland and Britain, the organisation requested testing of the samples of horse DNA.

The results showed two of the 20 samples contained horse DNA.

In addition, a group of culinary experts assessed the quality of the samples, both raw and cooked on the grill.

The organisation found that, on the whole, the quality of the burgers was poor.

“The quality of meat products analyzed is generally poor: many tendons, cartilage used instead of quality meat,” it said.

Some had too much fat and salt, and too many additives.



2 thoughts on “Horse DNA found in two Spanish burgers

  • January 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Bravo that this Newspaper has the GUTS to publish the truth about filthy poisoned laced horsemeat being deliberately into the food fed to innocent children. When will Europe wake up and decide not to be a third world country. Mexico has been grinding everything including horses offel inot beef and shipping it as beef. Outlaw Horse Slaughter and stop this corporate greed once and for all. This is killing the honest beef ranchers and the beef market!

    • January 31, 2013 at 3:16 am

      Amen! elizabeth dana.
      Horse-Slaughter must become history. Overbreeding of equines to an already crucial lack of homes, has to GO!
      Support BILL C-322 in Canada & lets all close these dungens down!


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