Horse Meat Scandal Hits Nestle
'Beef' meals yanked in Italy, Spain
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2013 2:13 AM CST
Updated Feb 19, 2013 5:27 AM CST
Statues of horses' heads above a horsemeat butcher shop in Paris.   (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

(Newser) – The horse meat scandal galloping across Europe hasn't spared the world's biggest food company. Nestle, which previously insisted that its beef products had not been affected, has withdrawn beef pasta meals sold in Italy and Spain after DNA tests revealed that they contained more than 1% horse meat, the BBC reports. "There is no food safety issue, but the mislabeling of products means they fail to meet the very high standards consumers expect from us," the company said in a statement, blaming the contamination on a supplier in Germany.

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jdesmond92
Feb 20, 2013 3:57 AM CST
Give me a horse steak and I'll munch it down.
Ultraworld
Feb 19, 2013 4:27 PM CST
You just know it's happening here in the US too. Prepared meals never taste as good as the ones you make yourself. We've gotten so lazy that we've brought fast food into our homes.
HANKHILL
Feb 19, 2013 10:20 AM CST
horse meat is very good. yummmmmmmm! it must first be tested and approved for humans!!!!! a good horse burger, stew or a nice steak. the liver is a real treat!!!!!!!