Findus withdraws French products in horsemeat scandal

Food company Findus said Friday it was withdrawing three products from the shelves in France after significant quantities of horsemeat were found in its products in Britain.

The company said in a statement it was withdrawing lasagne, shepherd's pie and moussaka products in France and said it was "aware of the moral and cultural issues of this problem".

But Findus France said the dishes "present no health risk" and that it "apologises to consumers for this compliance problem".

It said the horsemeat had originated at a European Union-approved slaughterhouse that produced both beef and horsemeat, but did not identify the producer.

The company said none of its 200 other products in France had been affected and that supplies of the three affected dishes would resume on Monday, using the proper ingredients.