Horse Meat Row Spreads To Asia

PARIS (TIP): The fallout from Europe’s horse meatscandal has spread outside the continent, with animported lasagne brand pulled from the shelves in HongKong and a new row over the treatment of horsesfarmed in the Americas.A host of top players have been caught up in thespiralling scandal including Nestle, the world’s biggestfood company, top beef producer JBS of Brazil andBritish supermarket chain Tesco.

Hong Kong authorities ordered ParknShop, one of thebiggest supermarket chains in the city, to removelasagne made by frozen food giant Findus, one of thefirms at the centre of the scandal. The product wasimported from Britain and made by French firmComigel.Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety said onWednesday that the item “might be adulterated withhorse meat which has not undergone tests for veterinarydrugs”.

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