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Tesco looks closer to home for meat

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 00:54

Feb.27 - Tesco CEO talks about the retailer's plans to buy more meat from its home UK market as part of its response to the discovery of horsemeat in beef products that has shaken consumer trust in supermarket supply chains. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Philip Clarke said Tesco would seek more collaboration and partnerships with British farmers. He also said from July all chicken sold at Tesco's UK stores would come from British farms. Tesco was one of the first grocers to be hit by the scandal last month when tests carried out by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) on a beef burger product it sold found 29 percent horsemeat. Earlier this month Tesco found horse DNA exceeding 60 percent in some of its own-brand frozen spaghetti Bolognese meals.

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Tesco looks closer to home for meat

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 00:54