Nestle finds horsemeat in beef pasta meals

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  • Lasagnes a la Bolognaise Gourmandes, a frozen product for catering businesses produced in France, will also be withdrawn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.

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