Horse meat in lasagna found in UK, British FSA says, Findus beef lasagne recall issuedBy Angel Cuala on Feb 8, 2013 in Europe, Food, Lifestyle •
British Food Safety Agency (FSA) found horse meat in lasagna found in UK, a week after Burger King UK admitted that horsemeat was found on their burgers and dropped Silvercrest as their meat supplier. This time, it is Findus UK, admitting similar contamination and recalled their beef lasagne products.
Findus beef lasagne
“At Findus UK we are committed to our customers and the quality of our products. Following a thorough investigation, Findus UK can confirm that testing of its beef lasagne produced by a 3rd party supplier and not by Findus, has revealed some product containing horse meat.” A statement reads at Findus.co.uk.
“As a precautionary measure, on Monday we coordinated a full withdrawal of our affected beef lasagne in the following sizes – 320g, 360g, and 500g, from all retailers. All other Findus products have been tested and are not affected.” Findus UK added, with their French supplier Comigel having concerns with their meat.
“We have no evidence to suggest that this is a food safety risk. However, the FSA has ordered Findus to test the lasagne for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone, or ‘bute’. Animals treated with phenylbutazone are not allowed to enter the food chain as it may pose a risk to human health.” FSA UK wrote on their official website.
“People who have bought any Findus beef lasagne products are advised not to eat them and return them to the shop they bought them from.” FSA UK added, noting that they found more than 60 percent of horse meat on Findus‘ beef lasagne products, which were distributed to major supermarkets and retail stores in UK.
For more information about the Findus beef lasagne recall, customers who bought their products are being advised to contact Findus UK Customer Care Line on UK 0800 132584, ROI 1800800500 or email [email protected] to understand how they can get a full refund.
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