Skip to comments.Findus Beef Lasagne Meals 100% Horsemeat
Posted on 02/08/2013 8:08:06 AM PST by Red Badger
Tests on Findus beef lasagne have revealed that some of the ready meals were made entirely from horsemeat.
Findus analysed 18 of its beef lasagne products and found 11 meals contained between 60% and 100% horsemeat, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said.
There is no evidence to suggest the horsemeat found in the Findus beef lasagne is a food safety risk, the FSA said.
However, the agency has ordered urgent tests on the lasagne for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone. Meat from animals treated with "bute" is not allowed to enter the food chain in Britain as it may pose a risk to human health.
All food companies have been told to test their beef products, with the FSA saying it was "highly likely" that criminal activity was to blame for the contamination.
Consumers who have purchased the ready meals - produced by French food supplier Comigel on behalf of Findus - have been advised by the FSA not to eat them and return them to the shop they were bought from.
Retail giant Tesco and discount chain Aldi have already withdrawn a range of ready meals produced by Comigel over fears they contained contaminated meat.
Findus UK has already started a full recall of its lasagne products. It withdrew its 320g, 360g and 500g lasagne meals from supermarket shelves as a precautionary measure earlier this week.
It came after Comigel alerted Findus and Aldi that their products "do not conform to specification".
It advised them to remove Findus beef lasagne and Aldi's Today's Special frozen beef lasagne and Today's Special frozen spaghetti bolognese.
Findus UK apologised to customers "for any inconvenience caused" - and said anyone who bought the affected lasagne products could get a full refund.
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I just ate a horsey!
“Wil-l-l-l-bur! You baaaaaastard!”
Send in Andrew Zimmern to tape an episode of Bizarre Foods.
Pic no workey!........
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palomino in the pasta alert
Even horsemeat lasagna still sounds good. Dish me up.
Same story, not same article.......
We can trust you?
Check's in the mail too? :)
"...a generous pinch of imagination in our recipes..."
Diner: Waiter, what is this horse doing in my lasagne?
Waiter: Fakenham, I believe.......
[Fakenham is a racetrack in UK]
I really don’t have a problem with horsemeat lasagne, as long as I know it beforehand........
Tesco owns and operates “Fresh and Easy” stores on the left coast.
I hear that it is actually more nutricious than beef. But it’s kinda like buying a bag of silver and discovering it’s gold. Why would they use horse meat?
Do they sell lasagne?..........
Maybe it’s cheaper than real beef?......
Pinto and pinto bean chili. :-)
Not sure. I’ve eaten horse though. It isn’t so bad, kinda tastes like beef.
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