SUPERMARKETS have withdrawn more beef products after a French supplier identified problems with its ready meals.
The move came as the Polish authorities asked the Department of Agriculture to provide documents, labels and test sample results from its investigation into horse meat in burgers.
Poland's chief veterinary officer has written to Irish authorities seeking access to investigation records which led them to conclude that beef products imported from Poland were contaminated with horse meat.
Dr Janusz Zwiazek outlined how checks at factories and slaughterhouses in Poland had shown that no meat other than beef was sent to Ireland.
In a separate development, Aldi Ireland said yesterday that its French supplier, Comigel, had notified them that its Today's Special Frozen Beef Lasagne and Today's Special Frozen Spaghetti Bolognese did not meet product specifications. Aldi had decided to withdraw them as a precautionary measure.
Findus withdrew a number of frozen beef lasagne lines produced by Comigel over what it said was a "labelling issue".
Tesco also said it was removing Everyday Value Spaghetti Bolognese as it was produced in the same Comigel site.
Asda has withdrawn four products supplied by Freeza Meats of Northern Ireland. Freeza was storing a meat product for Monaghan trader McAdam Foods that was found to be 80pc horse.