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Nestle finds horse meat in beef pasta meals

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:45 a.m. HST, Feb 19, 2013

Nestle SA has withdrawn beef pasta meals from sale in Italy and Spain after tests found horse DNA.

Horse meat has found its way into ready-to-eat meals sold across Europe in a meat mislabeling scandal that has shaken the food industry.

The world's biggest food and drinks maker said in a statement that the level of horse DNA in its Buitoni Beef Ravioli and Beef Tortellini meals was above the 1 percent threshold that the U.K. Food Safety Agency uses to indicate likely adulteration or gross negligence.

Nestle said the contaminated beef was supplied by H.J. Schypke, a German company, used by one of Nestle's suppliers.

Nestle also withdrew from sale frozen meat sold as Lasagnes à la Bolognaise Gourmandes to catering businesses in France.

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Dizzle wrote:
Oh, Wilbur......
on February 19,2013 | 03:41AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
A horse is a horse,

And he's the first course

Talk to Mr. Ed!

on February 19,2013 | 07:31AM
primowarrior wrote:
I've eaten beef products locally (stew, etc.) where the meat sometimes has a gamy taste. Makes me wonder if this also happens here, and if the DOH occasionally checks the meat supply.
on February 19,2013 | 09:22AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Locally it is usually mongoose. Don't laugh, you haven't seen many mongoose recently have you?
on February 19,2013 | 01:01PM
BigIsandLava wrote:
Growing up I always wanted a horse, but couldn't afford one. Buitoni is making horses affordable again. Yay!!
on February 19,2013 | 01:16PM
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