Nestle, the world's biggest food company, has removed beef pasta meals from sale in Italy and Spain after finding traces of horse DNA. Swiss-based Nestle, which just last week said its products had not been affected by the scandal, said its tests had found more than 1% horse DNA in two products.
Nestle withdrew two chilled pasta products:
- Buitoni Beef Ravioli and Beef Tortellini, in Italy and Spain
- Lasagnes a la Bolognaise Gourmandes, a frozen product for catering businesses produced in France, will also be withdrawn
Nestle says it is suspending deliveries of all products made using beef from a German subcontractor to one of its suppliers.
Wholesaler Castell Howell have contacted customers after a 'possible contamination' of cottage pies.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has just announced it will extend its UK-wide survey of burgers and similar beef products.
The horsemeat scandal continues to diminish public confidence in the food industry, an ITV News Index poll finds.