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FSA orders tests of processed beef after horsemeat found in Findus lasagne

The Guardian, 8 February 2013
Publié le : 8 février 2013
 Felicity Lawrence and Peter Walker 
The Food Standards Agency has ordered companies to test their processed beef products after analysis of lasagne made by Findus found up to 100% of the meat came from horses.

Catherine Brown, the chief executive of the FSA, described the situation as "appalling" and said it seemed likely to have happened through deliberate fraud or other criminal activity, rather than mistaken contamination.

The deadline for companies to have completed the new tests is next Friday, the FSA said.

The FSA tested 18 supposedly beef-based processed lasagne dishes made by Findus, the latest food supplier to be caught up in a crisis that has affected firms in Ireland, France and Poland, as well as Britain, and found 11 of them contained between 60% and 100% horsemeat.

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Mise à jour le 8 février 2013
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