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France's Panzani withdraws ravioli after detecting horsemeat

Published on Feb 27, 2013 12:22 AM
A DDPP (Departmental protection of populations) agent conducts a verification of the withdrawal of frozen products containing horse meat in Herouville Saint-Clair, northwestern France, on February 26, 2013. A Europe-wide food fraud scandal over horsemeat sold as beef emerged in mid-January.  -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Pasta maker Panzani, a subsidiary of Spain's Ebro Foods, said on Tuesday it had found traces of horsemeat in ravioli made by a French supplier and that the products had been withdrawn in France.

A statement said that the supplier, William Saurin, was "deceived by one of its suppliers". It said Spanghero, the firm at the heart of the scandal gripping Europe, was in no way involved.

It said none of its other products "showed any traces of horsemeat".

Panzani also said it bought all of its meat from western European suppliers.

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