Nestlé withdraws frozen food with horsemeat
February 19, 2013
The Swiss group Nestle retired from the market refrigerated products like Tortellini and ravioli Buitoni brand, sold in Spain and Italy, and the lasagna bolognese Gourmand, produced in France after find traces of DNA from horse with levels above the 1%.
The company said, “Our tests found DNA traces of horse on two products above the one percent that the British Food Standards Agency considered an indicator of adulteration or gross negligence.”
“This does not pose a risk to the health of our consumers, but the error in labeling makes the products do not comply with what consumers expect from us.”
The multinational Nestlé proceeded to remove these items and replace them with others who passed the test that determines which DNA is 100% beef.
“Right now, we proceeded to immobilize our entire finished product made from beef supplied by the German firm HJ Schypke, subcontracted by one of our suppliers, JBS Toledo “.