The burger sold by Tesco contained about 30% horsemeat. Simon Coveney, Ireland's Agriculture Minister, blamed one meat processor. That meat processor is located in County Monaghan. It is on the border of Northern Ireland.
“I won't be eating burgers for a while,” Mary Isaacs, from Oklahoma City, said. “I can't imagine eating eating horsemeat. That just grosses me out. The only things worse than eating horsemeat would be eating dogs or cats. I'd rather eat bugs.”
Veterinarians have been sent to the meat processor to investigate. It is believed that the meat was either falsely labeled or someone made a mistake. It is also possible that someone was reckless. Tesco is pulling their burgers in the United Kingdom and in Ireland. This came after an apology for the horsemeat being found in the burgers.
Tesco is known as Fresh & Easy in the United States. Several other brands are affected. One of those brands is Oakhurst Beef Burgers, which are carried by Aldi. At the time of publication, it was unknown if any of the burgers containing horsemeat had been shipped to the United States.