An inquiry has been launched after the Food Safety Authorities of Ireland and Britain discovered traces of horsemeat in Tesco beef burgers, as well as in burgers sold by Aldi, Iceland and Lidl.
The Tesco Everyday Value Beef Burgers apparently contained 29.1% horsemeat, and in typical British style, #horsemeat jokes began trending on Twitter almost immediately after the news broke.
We of course could not help but compile some of the best ones for you. Enjoy...
@TonyCowards I've tried Sainsbury's and Tesco burgers and I have to say Tesco wins by a nose. #Horse #Tescos
@TheMichaelMoran Never having another one of those Tesco burgers. Gave me the trots.
@johnprescott I think I had Tesco Horseburger last night by mistake. Never again. Had terrible night mares
@NickMotown Traces of zebras found in Tesco barcodes.
@DeborahJaneOrr I bet #Tesco hate being saddled with this story. Their PR agency must be bridling too. They'll just have to get the bit between their teeth.
Whatever next? My Lidl pony?
The police are doing a door to door enquiries about these horse burgers. They will soon have covered the whole Neigh-bourhood.
@timhayward I see absolutely no problem with horsemeat in my burgers, which is why my mane is so glossy and I'm running in the 3:10 at Kempton
@brendanwalshy Can't believe that woman was sent to hospital after eating a horse meat burger...... Her condition is said to be stable
@BobJWilliams I expect this only relates to those mini-burgers you have as snacks. You know, the horse d'oeuvres.
@JamieMilligan After having Tesco burgers I used to say that I felt a little horse, now I understand why.
@KrisOnBass Gotta admin tho', when disease inevitably hits - 'Crazy Horse' sounds way cooler that 'Mad Cow'
@AdamTodd310389 So hungry I could eat a horse... Guess I'll go to TESCO.
@Martin1Williams: Went to the freezer to check my Tesco burgers, and....THEY'RE OFF.