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