Horsemeat in lasagne dishes in Norway: Retailer
Published on Feb 15, 2013 9:55 PM
OSLO (AFP) - Norwegian food retailer NorgesGruppen said on Friday that horsemeat had been found in frozen lasagne dishes sold in its stores, the first confirmed cases in the country.
"NorgesGruppen has received final confirmation today, Friday February 15, that lasagnes (sold under the First Price brand) contained horsemeat," it said in a statement.
"NorgesGruppen immediately withdrew the First Price lasagnes from its stores' shelves at the end of last week after doubts arose about the use of horsemeat in European food production," the company said.
Supermarkets across Europe have pulled millions of frozen ready meals from the shelves since last week, after tests revealed that large quantities of horsemeat had made their way into products labelled as beef.
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