Added: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 17:35
Supermarket corporation C1000 is immediately taking their lasagna bolognese (400 gram) off the shelves, because it contains horse meat. The label says that the product is made with one hundred percent beef, but research proves otherwise.
Previously, C1000 was guaranteed by its suppliers that there was no horse meat in any product. Now that appears to be untrue. A spokesman for the supermarket group said they did not know how this happened. “Either we had not asked all our suppliers to provide guarantees, but I can not imagine that. Or there is something else going on.” The company will ask their suppliers.
C1000 is not the first company to take back products because of incorrect information on the labels. Other Dutch supermarkets including Boni, Coop, Plus and Jumbo announced earlier lasagna recalls. In Britain, France and Germany products taken off the shelves as well because of horse meat.
Horse meat is a lot cheaper than beef.
See also here.
- Dutch horse meat scandal update (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Dutch horse meat scandal (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- British horse meat scandal (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Horse meat scandal: ‘Limited edition’ Findus beef lasagne for sale on eBay (metro.co.uk)
- Romania denies horse-meat contamination as scandal widens. (bloomberg.com)
- Horse meat scandal: police raid two British meat plants (telegraph.co.uk)