Kaiser's pulls frozen lasagnes for testing
Published: 11 Feb 2013 16:54 GMT+01:00
Updated: 11 Feb 2013 16:54 GMT+01:00
German supermarket chain Kaisers pulled its own brand frozen lasagnes from shelves to check for horse meat after British supermarkets detected up to 100 percent horse in their beef ready meals, it emerged on Monday.
News magazine Der Spiegel found out that Kaiser's had removed their basic brand, A&P, lasagnes out of the freezers and sent them off for testing last Wednesday in the wake of horse meat being discovered in countless products on sale in England.
While there was no evidence to suggest that there was horse meat in the products, a spokeswoman told the paper, the chain had decided to withdraw them on “consumer protection” grounds.
The supermarket was, she added, still waiting on a reply. The origin of the meat used to make Kaiser's A&P products remained unclear.
British watchdog the Food Safety Association said that there could be a chance of horse meat in ready-made products on sale in Germany as experts found it in food on sale in UK branches of German supermarket chain Aldi.
A French company delivering that particular dish to UK branches of Aldi also apparently delivered to German ones.
“There is no evidence to suggest that falsely labelled products containing horse meat are on sale in Germany,” the Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection told the magazine.