Horsemeat Lasagna Emerges in Bulgaria, Too - Report

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Bulgaria: Horsemeat Lasagna Emerges in Bulgaria, Too - Report Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov. Photo by BGNES

Lasagna containing horsemeat has been allegedly found in a retail chain in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Agriculture Ministry has announced.

Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov has pointed out that the finding has not been confirmed yet.

The retail chain in question is Carrefour, local media say.

The lasagna, which is produced by a French company, has been sent to a German lab for analysis, according to local TV channel bTV.

A total of 86 kilograms of mislabeled horsemeat lasagna has been pulled off the shelves.

Earlier this week, Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov declared that Bulgaria has not been importing horsemeat from neighboring Romania.

On Friday, the European Union agreed the immediate launch of tests for horse DNA in meat products, seeking to reassure nervous consumers that their food is safe and to end the horsemeat scandal spreading across Europe.

In recent weeks meat products for sale in the UK and Europe labelled as beef were found to contain horsemeat, and many products have been taken off the shelves. The scandal has affected at least 12 European countries.

The crisis continued to build Friday as Austria and Norway confirmed that ready-to-eat "beef" meals containing horsemeat had been found.

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