Notes and briefings

List of meat products withdrawn from sale at Asda

Update February 13th 2014: Since 2013 many of the products previously listed below have been reformulated and reintroduced into store. We’d like to reassure customers that there are no issues with products of the same name now in store.

The following products have been withdrawn from sale at Asda (dates show when each product was withdrawn from sale).

Click here to read what we’re doing to ensure you can have confidence in the food you buy at Asda.

Tested positive for horse DNA above trace elements

  • Lean Beef Mince 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Smart Price corned beef (canned 340g) (8 March 13); further tests on 9 April found very low levels of horse medication phenylbutazone, also known as bute
  • Chosen By You corned beef (canned 340g) (8 March 13)

Tested positive for trace elements of horse DNA

  • 4 Chargrilled Beef Quarter Pounders 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • 4 Beef Quarter Pounders with Cheese & Jalapenos 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • 8 Smart Price Beef Burgers 397g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • 4 Aberdeen Angus Quarter Pounders 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)

Tested positive for pork DNA above trace elements

  • 400g Spaghetti & Meatballs (frozen) (21 Feb 13)
  • 400g Beef Cannelloni (frozen) (21 Feb 13)
  • 400g Asda Beef Lasagne (frozen) (22 Feb 13)

Tested positive for trace elements of lamb DNA

  • Asda sandwich steak 240g (frozen) (6 Feb 13)

Withdrawn from sale as a precaution

  • 4 Pork and Apple Quarter Pounders 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • 16 Beef Burgers 907g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • American Inspired 4 Beef Quarter Pounders with Cheese & Gherkins 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Chinese Inspired 4 beef quarter pounders 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Italian Inspired 4 beef quarter pounders 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Morocco Inspired 4 beef quarter pounders 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Mexican Inspired 4 beef burgers 227g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • 4 Chilli Beef Quarter Pounders 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Asda diced pork 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Asda diced beef 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Smart Price mince 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Lean beef mince 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Asda lamb mince 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Asda mince 907g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Asda beef and onion mix 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Asda chilli mix 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Asda bolognese mix 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Asda fajita mix 454g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Asda casserole mix 500g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • 4 Dalepak gammon grills 340g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • 4 Dalepak lamb grills 320g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • 4 Dalepak lamb grills 4x 80g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • 4 Dalepak bacon crispbake 4x 90g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • 4 Dalepak beef crispbake 4x 90g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • Chinese pork ribs 4x 75g (frozen) (16 Jan 13)
  • 4 Asda 100% beef quarter pounders 454g (frozen) (6 Feb 13)
  • 4 Asda beef quarter pounders 454g (frozen) (6 Feb 13)
  • 8 Asda beef burgers 454g (frozen) (6 Feb 13)
  • 4 Asda big eat burgers 680g (frozen) (6 Feb 13)
  • Findus beef lasagne 500g (frozen) (6 Feb 13)
  • Asda 20 meatballs 500g (frozen) (13 Feb 13)
  • Beef Broth Soup 600g (14 Feb 13)
  • Meat Feat Pasta Sauce 500g (14 Feb 13)
  • Chilli Con Carne Soup 400g (14 Feb 13)
  • 400g Good For You Beef Lasagne (frozen) (22 Feb 13)
  • 1.4kg Asda Family Lasagne (frozen) (22 Feb 13)
  • Asda Microwave Pizza Beef & Jalepeno Pizza (frozen) (22 Feb 13)
  • Asda Bolognese Lunchpot (frozen) (22 Feb 13)
  • Chosen By You Chilli Meat Feast Pizza (frozen) (1 March 13)
  • Chosen By You Chilli Beef Pizza (frozen) (1 March 13)
  • Chosen By You Stonebaked BBQ Meat Feast Pizza (frozen) (7 March 13)
  • Chosen By You Extra Thin Tex Mex Pizza (frozen) (7 March 13)
  • Chosen by You BBQ Lamb Kofta and Chilli Beef Kebabs 400g (frozen) (13 March 13)


Posted in Notes and briefings on 09 April 2013