Albert Heijn supermarket withdraws lasagne as horse meat scandal spreads

The Albert Heijn supermarket chain has withdrawn lasagne sold under its Euroshopper budget brand because it was not labelled as containing horse meat as well as beef.

The Boni and Plus supermarket groups withdrew their lasagne products last week because of fears about contamination.

Horse meat is not dangerous but under Dutch law products should be labelled as including horse.

Horse meat has been found in products said to be 100% beef in Britain, Sweden, Ireland and Poland in recent days. In particular, frozen lasagne from a French firm was found to be up to 100% horse. French officials said last week a Dutch meat trader had a pivotal role in the supply chain.

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