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Nestle removes beef pasta meals after finding horsemeat

2013-02-19 01:37:16

Nestle, the world's biggest food company, has removed beef pasta meals from shelves in Italy, Spain and France after tests revealed traces of horse DNA.

The Swiss-based firm has halted deliveries of products containing meat from German supplier HJ Schypke.

Nestle is the latest in a string of major food producers to find traces of horsemeat in beef meals.

Last week the firm said its products did not contain horsemeat.

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Lasagnes a la Bolognaise Gourmandes, a frozen product for catering businesses produced in France, will also be withdrawn.

The widening scandal over mislabelled horsemeat has affected at least 12 European countries.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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