Horsemeat found in Taco Bell

horse 1LONDON | Fri Mar 1, 2013 1:58pm EST

(Reuters) – Britain’s food regulator said on Friday that testing had found horsemeat in ground beef at Taco Bell UK fast-food outlets, a discovery that puts new pressure on parent Yum Brands Inc, which is grappling with a food safety scare in China.
Taco Bell said the horsemeat issue is isolated to its UK market, where the Mexican-inspired chain has just three restaurants, and that it will step up testing of its beef.
On Monday, Yum said it would stop using more than 1,000 poultry slaughterhouses in China as it moves to tighten food safety and reverse a sharp drop in business at KFC restaurants in its top market after a scare over contaminated chicken.
Europe’s horsemeat scandal erupted in January, when testing in Ireland revealed that some beef products also contained equine DNA.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/01/us-horsemeat-idUSBRE9200N020130301

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