• Germany's news in English
 
app_header_v3

Kaiser's pulls frozen lasagnes for testing

The Local · 11 Feb 2013, 16:54

Published: 11 Feb 2013 16:54 GMT+01:00

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.

Story continues below…

DAPD/The Local/jcw

The Local (news@thelocal.de)

Your comments about this article

19:05 February 11, 2013 by Englishted
Is "the Consumer Ministry " dreaming?

The French company delivered to Europe ,the meat did not come from France but from the east of Europe .

There are possibilities that it is donkey as well as horse and may be connected to the flood of horses and donkeys being slaughtered in Romania following a law being enforced banning horse/donkey carts from the roads (I kid you not ).

German bury your head in the sand tactics again.
19:16 February 11, 2013 by Berlin fuer alles
This was always a danger of this happening with the ever increasing demand for cheaper and cheaper meat. The market just wants cost cutting and so long as nobody knows then all is OK. This scandal first came to light in Ireland with the discovery of Beef burgers containing large quantities of horse meat. It is alleged the suspect meat came from Poland. My own thoughts are that this is a wide spread problem and now that the $h1t has hit the fan all the meat suppliers and food supermarkets are ducking to avoid the flying §h1t.
19:44 February 11, 2013 by Bavaria Mike
@ Berlin fuer alles, I agree with your statement. Fortunately, it isn't harmful like mad cow or something like that, heck, some of the best salami is made with donkey and horse meat, listed in the ingredients.
20:04 February 11, 2013 by zeddriver
I've ate horse knockwurst. And I didn't die. I think it's just the thought of eating an animal that most keep as pets. But of course it should be properly labeled to give one the choice. They are reacting like it's some sort of health hazard.
20:36 February 11, 2013 by ChrisRea
@ Englishted

Oh, I am outraged! Horse/donkey carts are banned from national and European roads in Romania? You don't say! So does that mean they can use only village roads? How can that be possible?

I am curious who launched the rumour that the respective law was only recently enforced. Could it be the French food-industry officials? Or directly the French company involved, confronted with the fact that somebody in the industry could never take horse meat for beef?
20:36 February 11, 2013 by Englishted
My doctor said I should watch what I eat . So I bought a ticket for the grand national!!
20:57 February 11, 2013 by catjones
Note to American haters:

Looks like McDonalds' standards are set higher than EU.
21:02 February 11, 2013 by Englishted
@ catjones

Maybe they would taste better with a little horse,

P.S. I'm not a American hater but no fan of McDonalds either.
21:37 February 11, 2013 by Berlin fuer alles
LOL @ Englishted.

Sometimes I think I have bet on a burger when I go horse racing at Hoppegarten. German racing is totally lacking in athmosphere in comparison to the UK, Ireland and France.
22:23 February 11, 2013 by Leo Strauss
This puts the mare in nightmare.
23:33 February 11, 2013 by zeddriver
I have a sudden urge to download some old T.V. shows/ movies. Like Mr. Ed the talking horse. Or Francis the talking mule movies.
11:09 February 12, 2013 by rosenthalenglish
Gives a whole new meaning to my LIDL PONY!
12:19 February 12, 2013 by taiwanluthiers
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse..
13:43 February 12, 2013 by ichbines
Go vegan people. Meat is killing you slowly anyway. Read the China Study. Should be required reading for the entire industrial world.
15:06 February 12, 2013 by zeddriver
@ichbines

Just what we really need isn't it ichbines. More people on the planet. Just think. 5 billion old folk on pension and in nursing homes. With only 3-4 billion and falling who have to pay for it based on the low birth rates. No thanks. Anyway. We have two types of teeth in our mouths. incisors (for meat) as well as molars (for salads) I'd say a balanced approach is best.
18:07 February 12, 2013 by Englishted
@ichbines

Last time China had a best seller it was "the little red book " from the good old cultural revolution ,I still have my copy.
00:48 February 15, 2013 by Abertawe12
Here we go again "england" in the report - clearly these products were NOT for sale in WALES, SCOTLAND OR NORTHERN IRELAND -

I Suggest "the person" whom wrote the report is given a geography lesson forthwith.
Today's headlines
Deutsche Bahn jacks up prices for first time in 3 years
Photo: DPA

Germany's main rail provider, the state-owned Deutsche Bahn (DB), announced on Friday that it will raise prices on long-distance train travel.

Baby found alive in suitcase with skeleton in Hanover
File photo: DPA.

A baby has been found alive, along with the skeleton of another infant inside of a suitcase in Hanover, police reported on Friday.

Morocco to speed up repatriation of illegal migrants
Photo: DPA

Morocco has agreed to streamline the procedures for the repatriation of citizens living illegally in Germany, the royal court said late on Thursday.

890,000 refugees arrived in Germany last year - not 1.1m
Photo: DPA

Previous reports had suggested that around 1.1 million people entered Germany to seek asylum last year. But now the German government has confirmed the number was actually lower.

Racist attacks cast cloud over Dresden Unity Day planning
A police vehicle in Dresden. Photo: DPA.

As Dresden prepares to host Germany’s national Unity Day celebrations on Monday, the capital of the eastern state of Saxony is upping security after a mosque was targeted by a homemade bomb.

Sinking Deutsche Bank stock sends shock across Europe
Photo: DPA

Shares in Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank plummeted on the Frankfurt stock market on Friday, dragging other European banks and global markets down with it, after reports some customers were pulling money out.

The Local List
10 things you never knew about German reunification
Reunification celebrations in Hanover in 2014. Photo: DPA

With German Unity Day (October 3rd) happening on Monday, Germans are looking forward to a three-day weekend. But did you know these facts about reunification and German Unity Day?

Munich pharmacy’s nighttime porno show draws crowd
Photo: DPA

When a police patrol in Munich's Sendlinger Tor area noticed a crowd gathered outside a pharmacy window they went to investigate. But the onlookers weren't interested in a new line of flu medicine.

Small town mayor beaten up for plan to house refugees
File photo: DPA.

The mayor of the small northern town of Oersdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, was beaten up by an as yet unknown person, police reported on Friday, seemingly because of plans to provide a home for refugees.

Fire at major Ruhr area hospital kills at least two
The fire in Bochum. Photo: DPA

Tragedy struck the western German town of Bochum on Friday morning when a huge fire broke out in a hospital in Bochum, killing at least two people.

Sponsored Article
The Inner Circle: the secret to dating in Berlin
Germany's 10 most Instagram-able places
Sponsored Article
Why Jordan is the ‘Different’ East
Lifestyle
15 pics that prove Germany is absolutely enchanting in autumn
Lifestyle
10 German films you have to watch before you die
Lifestyle
6 things about Munich that’ll stay with you forever
Sponsored Article
Retiring abroad: ensuring your health is covered
Lifestyle
10 pieces of German slang you'll never learn in class
National
Seven great reasons to stay in Germany this September
National
Ouch! Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis
National
Six reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'
Sponsored Article
Life in Jordan: 'Undiscovered treasure'
National
15 tell-tale signs you’ll never quite master German
Culture
7 American habits that make Germans very, very uncomfortable
Sponsored Article
The Inner Circle: the secret to dating in Berlin
Rhineland
Story of a fugitive cow who outwitted police for weeks before capture
Culture
Eleven famous Germans with surnames that'll make your sides split
Lifestyle
The best ways to get a visa as an American in Germany
Gallery
Germany's 17 Olympic gold medals in pictures
14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate
Society
Ten times Germans proved they really, really love beer
National
Six things you need to know when moving to Germany
Travel
These 10 little-known German towns are a must see
International
German scientists prove birds can sleep while flying
Technology
London v. Berlin: Which is better for startups?
Lifestyle
13 mortifying mistakes German learners always make
6,582
jobs available
Toytown Germany
Germany's English-speaking crowd