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Horse meat found in UK lasagna

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Stores in the UK are pulling food products believed to be beef off the shelves after tests showed the products actually contained high levels of horse meat.
UK food safety officials have been testing meat products as part of an ongoing investigation regarding the mislabeling of food items including lasagna distributed by the frozen food company Findus, said the Star-Telegram.
The results of these tests concluded that of the 18 frozen lasagna dishes tested, 11 contained anywhere from 60 to 100 percent horse meat, the Food Standards Agency said.
Following these findings, Findus foods has recalled their shepard's pie, lasagna bolognese, and moussaka in France and burger patties in Ireland due to similar test results were confirmed, CNN reported.
Although they have recalled these products, Findus said that their meals can still be eaten without any health risks.
"This is completely unacceptable - this isn't about food safety but about proper food labeling (and) confidence in retailers," British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted in reference to the recall of Findus food products, CNN said.

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