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Findus Beef Lasagne Meals 100% Horsemeat

Firms are ordered to test their beef products, as the Food Standards Agency warns criminal activity may be behind contaminations.

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Retail giant Tesco and discount chain Aldi have already withdrawn a range of ready meals produced by Comigel over fears they contained contaminated meat.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.

 

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» 12 Comments

  1. Milwaukee Mike

    February 8th, 2013

    At least it’s not Soylent Green

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  2. Moxie Man

    February 8th, 2013

    Gray slime?

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  3. Shiny, let's go be bad guys

    February 8th, 2013

    What’s wrong with horse meat? I used to eat it all the time when I was a teenager while living in Sept-Iles (Seven Islands).

    There was a little burger joint called The Little Snack who specialized in burgers made with horse meat. It was always busy..best burgers in town!

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  4. theJadedBarrel

    February 8th, 2013

    @ Milwaukee Mike
    Great ideal this will help quality of life quotas and reduce health care cost and the same time.

    Please don’t give these Save the World types any ideals.

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  5. orbitup

    February 8th, 2013

    In the early 90′s I ordered a burger from a stand at an open air market near Oxford. I couldn’t eat it… my friends and I swore it was horse meat.

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  6. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 8th, 2013

    Rabbit Stew. It’s 50-50. One horse, one rabbit. (Thank you Benny Hill.)

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  7. thirdtwin

    February 8th, 2013

    The Food Safety Agency’s main concern is whether or not the horses were Halal-butchered.

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  8. persecutor

    February 8th, 2013

    Findus Beef Lasagne Meals 100% Horsemeat

    Firms are ordered to test their beef products, as the Food Standards Agency warns criminal activity may be behind contaminations.

    Ya think?

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  9. Genghis Khen

    February 8th, 2013

    My friend Jay Reimenschneider eats horse all the time. He gets it from his butcher.

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  10. KF

    February 8th, 2013

    John Kerry and Sarah Jessica Parker must be quite upset.

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  11. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 8th, 2013

    “Wilbur!”

    That’s just not kosher.

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  12. Corona

    February 8th, 2013

    So you’re saying that OMGPONIEZ!!1! burger joint is a no-go?

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