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Swedish food giant Findus on Friday said it was recalling frozen lasagne meals from stores in Sweden after tests revealed the presence of horsemeat, with recalls also occurring in Britain, France and Luxembourg.
"The recall exclusively concerns the individual-portion lasagne product, 375 grammes (13 ounces)," the group said in a statement as the company withdrew some 20,000 meals from the Swedish market.
"It's obvious that you should not find in our products anything other than what is stated in the list of ingredients," the company's production director Henrik Nyberg said in the statement.
Major Swedish supermarket chains cleared their shelves of five other lasagne brands from the same supplier, the French company Comigel.
The scandal has also hit in Britain, France and Luxembourg.