Food producer Silvercrest, which supplied burgers containing horse meat to Tesco, has had its deal with the supermarket chain terminated after breaking purchasing rules stating it must buy British and Irish beef.
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“It’s never been suggested that we’ve cancelled Silvercrest’s contract,” said a spokesperson for Tesco.
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