Nestle recalls products after discovering horse DNA

Nestle recalls products after discovering horse DNA

On Monday, food giant Nestle announced that “traces of horse DNA” had been found in the meat it had received from a German supplier, CNN reports. As a result, the Swiss-based food conglomerate has recalled two pasta products, Buitoni Beef Ravioli and Beef Tortellini, from store shelves in Italy and Spain. The company is also suspending deliveries of all its products made with beef supplied by H.J. Schypke.

In a statement at its website, Nestle notes:

Our tests have found traces of horse DNA in two products made from beef supplied by H.J. Schypke. The levels found are above the one percent threshold the UK’s Food Safety Agency uses to indicate likely adulteration or gross negligence.

H.J. Schypke is a subcontractor of JBS Toledo N.V., a Belgian supplier.

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