Findus lasagnes contain up to 100% horse meat?

Findus lasagnes contain up to 100% horse meat?

Some Findus beef lasagnes contain up to 100 per cent horse meat, it has been claimed.

''We are confident that we have fully resolved this supply chain issue. Fully compliant beef lasagne will be in stores again soon.''

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), Findus tested 18 of its ready meals - which were provided by French food supplier Comigel, whose products were withdrawn from Tesco and Aldi earlier this week - and 11 of the items were found to contain between 60 and 100 per cent equine meat.

Findus said in a statement: ''We understand this is a very sensitive subject for consumers and we would like to reassure you we have reacted immediately. We do not believe this to be a food safety issue.

''We are confident that we have fully resolved this supply chain issue. Fully compliant beef lasagne will be in stores again soon.''

The FSA added: ''The FSA has ordered Findus to test the lasagne for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone, or 'bute'. Animals treated with phenylbutazone are not allowed to enter the food chain as it may pose a risk to human health.

''The Findus beef lasagne was distributed to the main UK supermarkets and smaller convenience stores. Findus has already begun a full recall of these products.