Horse meat has been found in lasagna in the U.K.. Beef lasagna sold in British supermarkets was tested and much to the surprise of many, the meat tested positive -- it was more than 60% horse meat. On Feb. 7, Miami Herald reported that the findings were part of an ongoing investigation that began when horse meat DNA was found at three supplying companies in Ireland and Britain.
"The revelation comes after millions of burgers were taken off shop shelves earlier this month as it emerged that beef products from three companies in Ireland and Britain contained horse DNA," Miami Herald reports.
The horse meat in lasagna scandal follows the Burger King horse meat scandal that exploded last month. After the fast food giant learned that a company they received their meat from tested positive for horse meat DNA, there was an uproar. The chain has been defending their burgers and has said that they tested their meat here in the U.S. and did not find any traces of horse meat. Burger King has cut ties with their supplier.
It is unknown if the companies in this lasagna scandal were the same ones associated with Burger King. However, both the fast food horse meat and the lasagna horse meat came (in part) from a supplier in Ireland.
The horse meat in lasagna has caused popular frozen food company, Findus, to recall its beef lasagna.
© Effie Orfanides 2013
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