Slovenia detects horsemeat in frozen lasagne

Slovenian veterinary authorities on Tuesday said they had found traces of horsemeat in frozen lasagne distributed by a supermarket chain in Slovenia and produced by a Luxembourg company.

"DNA tests confirmed the presence of horsemeat in lasagne bolognese produced by a Luxembourg company and distributed by supermarket chain Interspar," the veterinary authority said in a statement.

It added that after test results confirmed the presence of horsemeat, the distributor started taking the frozen lasagne off its shelves.

Private POP TV news reported the ready-to-eat "beef" lasagne had been produced by Luxembourg's Trada company and imported to Slovenia by Ledo, a Croatian company.

This is the first case of horsemeat detected in the eurozone country since the horsemeat scandal erupted in several European countries earlier this month.