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Sun May 24 11:10:05 SAST 2015

Germany receives shipment of horsemeat lasagna

Sapa-AP | 13 February, 2013 14:41
Metal horse heads outlined with neon lights are seen above a horsemeat butcher shop in Paris. The British unit of frozen foods group Findus began recalling its beef lasagna last week on advice from its French supplier, Comigel, and the French and British governments have since vowed to punish those found responsible for allowing horsemeat originating from Romania to be sold as beef.
Image by: CHARLES PLATIAU / Reuters

The European horsemeat scandal has spread to Germany. A spokeswoman for the country's agriculture and consumer protection ministry says officials were notified late Tuesday that a shipment of frozen lasagna containing horsemeat was delivered to at least one trader in western Germany.

A spokeswoman for the country's agriculture and consumer protection ministry says officials were notified late Tuesday that a shipment of frozen lasagna containing horsemeat was delivered to at least one trader in western Germany.

Mareike Enderle told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that it is unclear whether the products were all removed from shelves before sale.

Enderle said Germany was alerted by authorities in Luxembourg, but she offered no details on where the horsemeat originated or where the lasagna was manufactured.

Millions of burgers and frozen meals have been recalled across Europe since British authorities first discovered horsemeat mislabeled as beef in processed food last month.

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