weslgarlic Posted February 8, 2013 Share Posted February 8, 2013 London (CNN) -- UK food safety officials have ordered the testing of all beef products following the discovery of horsemeat in beef lasagna sold by UK firm Findus, only weeks after many meat lovers were horrified to learn horse and pig DNA had been found in burgers. Testing revealed between 60% and 100% horsemeat in samples of the Findus lasagna, food inspectors in the United Kingdom and Ireland said. More: Horsemeat found in hamburgers in Britain and Ireland Findus said it had withdrawn its lasagna -- labeled with the British spelling, "lasagne" -- from stores Monday as a precaution after its French supplier, Comigel, raised concerns about the type of meat used. All other Findus products are unaffected, it said. Horse, pig meat found in frozen burgers The latest discovery comes less than a month after the Food Safety Authority of Ireland found that 10 out of 27 hamburger products it analyzed in a study contained horse DNA, while 23 of them tested positive for pig DNA. In nine out of the 10 burger samples, the horse DNA was found at very low levels, the inspectors said, but in one sample from Tesco, Britain's largest retailer, the horse meat accounted for about 29% of the burger. The revelation prompted the withdrawal of millions of burgers from supermarket shelves. The uproar over dubious processed meat has international ramifications, with companies in Poland and France involved as well as some in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In the wake of the Findus discovery, the chief executive of the Food Standards Agency, Catherine Brown, said UK firms must test all their beef products by next Friday. "The FSA is now requiring a more robust response from the food industry in order to demonstrate that the food it sells and serves is what it says it is on the label," she said. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/08/world/europe/uk-horsemeat-probe/?hpt=hp_bn2">http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/08/world/europe/uk-horsemeat-probe/?hpt=hp_bn2 how can you trust food labelling ? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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