HONG KONG: Fears over a Europe-wide food fraud scandal concerning horsemeat sold as beef have spread to Hong Kong after an imported brand of beef lasagne was pulled from shelves, officials said today.
Hong Kong authorities last week ordered a top local supermarket chain to remove the lasagne made by frozen food giant Findus, one of the firms at the centre of the scandal.
The product was imported from Britain and made by French firm Comigel.
Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety urged locals not to consume the item, which it said might be adulterated with horsemeat which has not undergone tests for veterinary drugs.
The chain has about 280 stores in Hong Kong and the neighbouring gaming hub of Macau.