Agence France-PresseFebruary 27, 2013 09:16
Russia said Wednesday it had found horsemeat in a shipment of sausages imported from Europe, its first known case of horsemeat contamination.
Alexei Alexeyenko, an aide to Sergei Dankvert, the head of Russian agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, said that tests on sausages imported from the city of Linz in Austria found horse DNA.
"It came two days ago from Austria," Alexeyenko told AFP. "The shipment is over 20 tonnes," he said, adding that the enterprise that supplied the meat had been struck off the list of suppliers.