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Poll: Will the horse meat controversy stop you from buying beef burgers?

An inquiry has been launched to find out why 10 beef burger products tested positive for horse DNA. Does this turn you off buying beef burgers?

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YESTERDAY IT EMERGED that a number of beef burger products, on sale at various supermarkets across the country, tested positive for horse DNA.

The products, produced by two Irish plants and one in the UK, were on sale in Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland.

Out of 27 beef burger products analysed, 10 tested positive for horse DNA with one sample from Tesco found to have 29 per cent horse DNA relative to the beef content.

An inquiry has been launched to trace the source of the horse DNA and Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said yesterday that it is thought the DNA was present in imported products that are put into the burgers, like binding agents.

So we ask: Will this stop you from buying beef burgers?

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