Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Horse Meat Scandal: Nestle removes beef pasta meals from market with traces of horse DNA

It has been reported that Nestle, the biggest food company of the world has removed beef pasta meals from shelves in Spain and Italy after tests revealed that the product contained traces of horse DNA.

A spokesman for the company said levels of horse DNA were very low but above 1%.

Upon discovery of horse DNA, Nestle immediately withdrew two chilled pasta products, Buitoni Beef Ravioli and Beef Tortellini, in Italy and Spain.

Lasagnes a la Bolognaise Gourmandes, a frozen product for catering businesses produced in France, will also be withdrawn.

Nestle is also reported to have halted deliveries of products containing meat from a German supplier.

Read more about it at: BBC Europe
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