Findus http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31152/all en UPDATE 1-Food group Findus says lasagne contained horse meat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-food-group-findus-says-lasagne-contained-horse-meat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Food manufacturer Findus confirmed on Thursday results of tests carried out by Britain's Food Standards Agency that showed that the company's beef lasagne contained horse meat.</p> <p>Findus, a UK-based frozen food and seafood company which is behind brands including Young's and The Seafood Company, began a recall of its beef lasagne from retailers earlier in the week on advice from its French supplier, Comigel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-food-group-findus-says-lasagne-contained-horse-meat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Findus Food and drink Meat Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:45:19 +0000 5749306 at http://www.globalpost.com Findus Sweden finds horsemeat in "beef" lasagne http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/findus-sweden-finds-horsemeat-beef-lasagne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>STOCKHOLM, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Food manufacturer Findus Sweden said on Friday it had recalled thousands of packets of frozen "beef lasagne" after tests showed they contained horsemeat.</p> <p>Findus in Britain began a recall of its beef lasagne from retailers earlier in the week on advice from its supplier, Comigel.</p> <p>Findus in Sweden had purchased frozen lasagnes from a Comigel factory in Luxembourg.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/findus-sweden-finds-horsemeat-beef-lasagne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Findus Findus Sweden Food and drink Meat Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:00:38 +0000 5750245 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208-27 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Findus withdraws three products from French market in horsemeat scandal</p> <p>sr/fz/am/mm/txw</p> Findus AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:30:28 +0000 5750270 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Findus withdraws French products in horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/urgent-findus-withdraws-french-products-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>The company said it was withdrawing lasagne, shepherd's pie and moussaka products in France but said they "present no health risk" and that it "apologises to consumers for this compliance problem".</p> <p>sr-ach/mm/gd</p> Findus Food and drink AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:45:51 +0000 5750302 at http://www.globalpost.com Findus withdraws French products in horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/findus-withdraws-french-products-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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".</p> <p>But Findus France said the dishes "present no health risk" and that it "apologises to consumers for this compliance problem".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/findus-withdraws-french-products-horsemeat-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuisine Findus Food and drink AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:15:45 +0000 5750335 at http://www.globalpost.com Sweden's Findus recalls lasagne meals in horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/swedens-findus-recalls-lasagne-meals-horsemeat-scandal-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>"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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/swedens-findus-recalls-lasagne-meals-horsemeat-scandal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Findus Food and drink AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:45:40 +0000 5750499 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209-7 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brand Findus vows to sue unidentified party in horsemeat scandal</p> <p>uh/fz/lc/mfp</p> Findus AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 13:00:38 +0000 5750952 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Findus will sue unidentified party in horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/urgent-findus-will-sue-unidentified-party-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swedish food giant Findus said it will on Monday file a complaint against an unidentified party after horsemeat was found in products supposed to contain only beef.</p> <p>"We were deceived," the managing director of Findus France, Matthieu Lambeaux, said in a statement. "We will file a complaint against 'X' from Monday."</p> <p>uh/st/lc/mfp</p> Findus AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 13:46:06 +0000 5750964 at http://www.globalpost.com Findus, French supplier ready to sue in horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/findus-french-supplier-ready-sue-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swedish food giant Findus and French meat supplier Spanghero said Saturday they were ready to file suit in a scandal where horsemeat has turned up in products labelled beef.</p> <p>"We were deceived," the managing director of Findus France, Matthieu Lambeaux, said in a statement. "We will file a complaint against 'X' from Monday."</p> <p>"X" is a legal concept used in France when the persons responsible for an alleged violation are not known.</p> <p>Spanghero, the French supplier of meat for Findus lasagna products, said Saturday it was ready to sue the Romanian source of its meat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/findus-french-supplier-ready-sue-horsemeat-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Findus Findus France Food and drink Meat AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 14:00:54 +0000 5750975 at http://www.globalpost.com Horsemeat 'contamination' could date back to August: Findus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/horsemeat-contamination-could-date-back-august-findus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French frozen food supplier Comigel told the Findus brand that "the contamination" of processed beef products with horsemeat could date back to August 2012, Findus said in a statement Saturday.</p> <p>"Findus want to be absolutely explicit that they were not aware of any issue of contamination with horsemeat last year," it said in a statement.</p> <p>"They were only made aware of a possible August 2012 date through a letter dated 2 February 2013 from the supplier Comigel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/horsemeat-contamination-could-date-back-august-findus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Findus Food and drink Meat Technology AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 14:30:30 +0000 5750998 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209-16 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Horsemeat 'contamination' likely 'not accidental': Findus UK</p> <p>bed/rjm/gd</p> Findus AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 16:46:06 +0000 5751125 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Horsemeat 'contamination' likely 'not accidental': Findus UK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/urgent-horsemeat-contamination-likely-not-accidental-findus-uk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Findus UK said Saturday it was taking legal advice after early results from its internal investigation "strongly suggest" that the presence of horsemeat in its frozen beef lasagne meals was "not accidental".</p> <p>"Findus is taking legal advice about the grounds for pursuing a case against its suppliers, regarding what they believe is their suppliers' failure to meet contractual obligations about product integrity," it said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/urgent-horsemeat-contamination-likely-not-accidental-findus-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Findus Food and drink AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 16:46:10 +0000 5751128 at http://www.globalpost.com Horsemeat 'contamination' likely 'not accidental': Findus UK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/horsemeat-contamination-likely-not-accidental-findus-uk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Findus UK said Saturday it was taking legal advice after early results from its internal investigation "strongly suggest" that the presence of horsemeat in its frozen beef lasagne meals was "not accidental".</p> <p>They have also been told by their French frozen food supplier Comigel that "the contamination" of processed beef products with equine flesh could date back to August 2012.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/horsemeat-contamination-likely-not-accidental-findus-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Findus Food and drink Meat Technology AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 17:31:17 +0000 5751185 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Findus Nordic to sue France's Comigel over horsemeat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/urgent-findus-nordic-sue-frances-comigel-over-horsemeat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Frozen food producer Findus Nordic said Sunday it would sue French firm Comigel and its suppliers after horsemeat was found in its beef lasagnes.</p> <p>"This is a breach of contract and fraud," head of Findus Nordic, Jari Latvanen, said in a statement announcing the legal action. </p> <p>cbw/wat/txw</p> Findus Food and drink AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:30:24 +0000 5751822 at http://www.globalpost.com Findus Nordic to sue France's Comigel over horsemeat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/findus-nordic-sue-frances-comigel-over-horsemeat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Frozen food producer Findus Nordic said Sunday it would sue French firm Comigel and its suppliers after horsemeat was found in its beef lasagnes.</p> <p>"This is a breach of contract and fraud," the head of Findus Nordic, Jari Latvanen, said in a statement announcing the legal action. </p> <p>"Such behaviour on the part of a supplier is unacceptable," he added, noting the meat in its lasagnes was supposed to be French, German or Austrian beef.</p> <p>Findus has asked its suppliers to certify their meat, but Comigel was the only one to report irregularities, he said. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/findus-nordic-sue-frances-comigel-over-horsemeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Findus Food and drink AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:46:09 +0000 5751841 at http://www.globalpost.com