FSA orders tests of processed beef after horsemeat found in Findus lasagne
Felicity Lawrence and Peter WalkerThe 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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"FSA orders tests of processed beef after horsemeat found in Findus lasagne", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2013. Consulté le 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/fsa-orders-tests-of-processed-beef-after-horsemeat-found-in-findus-lasagne