Not to consume a kind of British beef lasagne which might be adulterated with horse meat that has not undergone tests for veterinary drugs

Issue Date 15.2.2013
Source of Information

European Commission

Food Product

Beef lasagne

Product Name and Description

Product name: Findus Beef Lasagne
Place of origin: Britain
Manufacturer: Comigel (Luxembourg)
Packing size: 360 grams

Reason For Issuing Alert

The concerned product might be adulterated with horse meat which has not undergone tests for veterinary drugs.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The importer, PARKnSHOP, was contacted and the CFS was informed that the company had stopped sale of the affected product and initiated a recall.

The CFS staff have also conducted checks at other retail outlets and, so far, found no affected product available for sale.

The CFS will continue to monitor the development of the situation in order to take appropriate follow-up action.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected product.

Advice to Consumers

Not to consume the affected product, regardless of batch numbers.

For enquiries about the product recall, consumers can call the PARKnSHOP’s hotline at 2606 8658, which operates daily from 9am to 6pm.

Further Information

The CFS Press Release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department