February 19th, 2013
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Nestle is suspending deliveries of all its products that include beef from a German supplier because "traces of horse DNA" were found in the meat, the Swiss-based food giant said on its website Monday.

Nestle also is recalling two chilled pasta products, Buitoni Beef Ravioli and Beef Tortellini, from store shelves in Italy and Spain, the news release said. A lasagna product sold to French catering businesses will also be recalled.

"Our tests have found traces of horse DNA in two products made from beef supplied by H.J. Schypke," the statement said. "The levels found are above the one percent threshold the UK's Food Safety Agency uses to indicate likely adulteration or gross negligence."

The company said there are no food safety issues and it had notified the authorities.

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  1. Justyn

    McDonalds could start serving "tator-trots"

    May 10, 2013 at 9:30 am |
  2. Linda

    Horse meat is full of carcinogens–not for human consumption.

    March 30, 2013 at 1:14 am |
    • Joe'sPizza

      Carcinogens? Horses aren't made from cigarettes you idiot!

      May 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
  3. Shawn

    Who cares, meat is meat

    March 13, 2013 at 1:13 am |
  4. Jim

    Gelatin is made from horses, cows or pigs! Some of it likely has horse DNA in it.
    Jello, gummi bears, marshmallows, many candies, yogurt, cream cheese, margarine and many other products are made from dead animal carcasses which may include horses.

    February 28, 2013 at 12:45 pm |
  5. Arthur in the Garden!

    What is wrong with horse meat. Its not much different from eatting a cow.

    February 19, 2013 at 9:59 pm |
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