Horse meat has shown up in some of the recalled beef lasagna products in the United Kingdom. This is one of the many cases of horse meat being mislabeled as beef in Europe, according to CNN on Feb. 8.
UK food safety officials have now ordered testing of all beef products. The horse meat was found in beef lasagna that was sold by UK firm Findus. This finding comes less than a month after finding horse and pig DNA in burgers by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
Testing of the Findus lasagna has revealed between 60% and 100% of horse meat in the products.
Findus has removed the lasagna from stores as of Monday. This was done as a precautionary. The lasagna is supplied by a French supplier, Comigel.
Horse meat itself is not considered a food safety risk. The risk comes with the drug phenylbutazone that is commonly used to treat horses. This drug may pose a risk to human health. Findus has also been ordered to test the lasagna that was pulled for this particular drug.
CNN has reached out to the French supplier Comigel France, but there has not been a response yet.