Findus explains lasagne withdrawal timeline

A Findus spokesman gave their version of the chronology of their lasagne product withdrawal:

  • Early last week: Findus asks for certificates from its suppliers
  • Saturday 2nd Feb: Comigel tells Findus there is a "traceability issue" and could not supply certificates. Findus asks Comigel to test DNA
  • Sunday 3rd Feb: Products are still in stores
  • Monday 4th Feb: Findus writes to retailers to withdraw 180,000 products as a precautionary measure
  • Wednesday 6th Feb: DNA test results reveal traces of horsemeat


Waitrose removes beef meatballs

Waitrose has removed two batches of frozen beef meatballs from shelves after traces of pork were found after several tests.