Nestle Recalls Beef Products After Horsemeat Found 

Swiss-based company said that it will replace products

Horsemeat DNA found in beef ravioli and beef tortellini has forced Nestle to suspend deliveries of the products.

In a statement released Feb. 18, the Swiss-based company said that it would be replacing the products with others that are 100 percent beef.

A lasagna product sold in France was also part of the recall, said CNN.

Nestle said it has also stopped all deliveries of products with beef from H.J. Schypke, a subcontractor of Nestle supplier JBS Toledo NV, reported Bloomberg.

“The levels found are above the 1 percent threshold the U.K.’s Food Safety Agency uses to indicate likely adulteration or gross negligence,” a statement from Nestle said, reported Reuters.

“There is no food safety issue, but the mislabeling of products means they fail to meet the very high standards consumers expect from us.”

Nestle is removing the chilled pasta foods in Italy and Spain immediately and replacing them with 100 percent beef products, the Vevey, Switzerland-based company said in a statement

Nestle, the largest food company in the world, is the latest to be caught up in a horsemeat scandal that has implicated numerous companies around the continent.

The scandal began in Ireland last month and has forced testing for horse DNA in meat around Europe.

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