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HK's ParknShop supermarket chain asked to pull Findus 'beef' lasagne from shelves

Published on Feb 20, 2013 7:03 PM
 
A 320g size box of Findus brand beef lasagne is seen after its purchase from an independent food store in Nunhead, south-east London on Feb 8, 2013. Fears over a Europe-wide food fraud scandal concerning horsemeat sold as beef have spread to Hong Kong after an imported brand of "beef" lasagne was pulled from shelves, officials said on Wednesday. Hong Kong authorities last week ordered a top local supermarket chain to remove the lasagne made by frozen food giant Findus, one of the firms at the centre of the scandal. The product was imported from Britain and made by French firm Comigel. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG (AFP) - Fears over a Europe-wide food fraud scandal concerning horsemeat sold as beef have spread to Hong Kong after an imported brand of "beef" lasagne was pulled from shelves, officials said on Wednesday.

Hong Kong authorities last week ordered a top local supermarket chain to remove the lasagne made by frozen food giant Findus, one of the firms at the centre of the scandal.

The product was imported from Britain and made by French firm Comigel.

Western food is popular in the Asian financial centre, which has a large population of expatriates.

 
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