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  • 17 January 2013, 10:05

Online horsemeat burger calculator

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A price comparison website has launched an online calculator - so burger fans can work out how many horses they could eat in a lifetime.

It comes after tests by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland found a sample of Tesco Everyday Value Beefburgers contained 29% horse meat.

Tom Packer, founder of MyDeals.com which created the calculator, said: "Based on the calculations we've trotted out, you would need to eat approximately 26,400 burgers to eat the equivalent of one horse, hardly the basis for a stable diet.

"We'd recommend people use our calculator soon, though, as it might not be around furlong."

The burgers have been removed from the shelves, while bosses insisted the burgers posed no health risk.

Traces of horse meat and DNA have also been found in Aldi, Lidl and Iceland beef products.