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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Burgers

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# sponsored by bundys
The DOs and DON'Ts of having a barbecue
Planning on having a barbecue tonight? Make sure you read this first.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you eat a lab-grown burger?
The world’s first lab-grown burger will be sampled in London today but would you be tempted to take a bite.
# Horsemeat
Coveney: Horsemeat scandal a result of bad management, not illegal management
In an interview with, Coveney said that his department has handed information to authorities in other countries and that he expects them to pursue prosecutions.
# Barbecue
Not to ruin your weekend, but your BBQ might give you cancer
Research shows that your barbcue may be cooking up some dangerous chemicals, but don’t worry, we have tips on how to avoid it.
# Burger King
Burger King returns to 100% Irish beef
The fast food restaurant chain ended its partnership with ABP Group earlier this year because of the horsemeat scandal.
Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality
We produce enough food for 10 times our population, but the horsemeat scandal shows just how inequality has forced people to low-price, low-quality food, writes Richard Manton.
# Greencore
Greencore: Bolognese sauce contained 4.8% equine DNA
Greencore’s CEO is Patrick Coveney, brother of Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
# Horse Meat
Services company says Rangeland products tested positive for horse DNA
Rangeland says all products are now being DNA tested before release, after Compass Group says it found horse DNA samples in its products despite Rangeland’s assurances.
# Horsemeat
Calls for DNA meat testing to become mandatory in the EU
It comes after the European Commission announced they would implement a three-month programme of random DNA testing on meat products.
# Smacs
Supermac's distances itself from the Rangeland Foods horsemeat scandal
It comes after Rangeland Foods has had to withdraw some of its beef burgers after batches tested positive for horsemeat.
# horse burgers
Rangeland Foods withdraws burgers after horsemeat discovered
Some beef burgers tested positive for between 5 per cent and 30 per cent horsemeat.
# horse burgers
As horse meat scandal widens, Supermac's says its burgers are 100% Irish
Supermacs has officially commented on the issue, after it emerged that Rangeland Foods supplies it with beef.
# Horse Meat
Oireachtas committee may question ABP Food Group on horse meat
The head of the committee, Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle, said that they will decide tomorrow on whether ABP will be questioned on the issue.
# horse burgers
Polish authorities find 'no evidence' of horse DNA at supplier
Poland’s veterinary authority says it can’t find any sign of horse meat in five out of six suppliers tested so far.
# horse burgers
ABP: "We have let our customers down and we apologise"
The food company said it understood Tesco’s decision to stop sourcing meat from Silvercrest Foods.
# Horsemeat
New test results show no trace of horse DNA in Liffey Meat products
A range of beef burgers sampled by the Department of Agriculture from products manufactured by Liffey Meats between 10 to 16 January 2013 have tested negative for equine DNA.
# Horse Meat
Goodman: Horse DNA tests could be contaminated 'by the air'
The man behind Silvercrest Foods breaks his silence as Dutch authorities say they are investigating a possible source of DNA.
# Horse Meat
Oireachtas meeting on horse burgers delayed by new findings
TDs have decided to hold off on meeting to discuss the horse meat developments until all appropriate information is available.
# Burgers
Source of contaminated beef burgers identified, says ABP
The company said it believed it had “established the source of the contaminated material to one of these two suppliers” following yesterday evening’s Department of Agriculture results,
# horse inside
"Oh Hell No!" Irish horse burgers: How the world reacted
What did the world think of our horse burger dilemma? We flipped and were furious, apparently.
# stable diet
12 of the best puns anyone has ever made about horse burgers
Can you do better?
# Your Say
Poll: Will the horse meat controversy stop you from buying beef burgers?
An inquiry has been launched to find out why 10 beef burger products tested positive for horse DNA. Does this turn you off buying beef burgers?
# Horsemeat
Horse meat inquiry: contamination was likely 'accidental'
The FSAI has said there is no evidence of widespread ill practice, where horsemeat is being substituted for beef.
# funburgers
These may be the most beautiful burgers you'll ever see
Now, stop playing with your food.
# Dilemma
The burning question*: Gherkins on your burger or not?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# Living
Experiment shows weeks-old rot-free burgers not specific to McDonald's
Burger blogger also claims to have found the real reason why Happy Meal burgers don’t go mouldy.