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Nestle' withdraws mislabeled beef ravioli from Italy, Spain


Rome, February 19 - Swiss food giant Nestle' on
Tuesday became the latest company touched by a Europe-wide food
scandal when it announced it would withdraw Buitoni-branded beef
ravioli from Spanish and Italian supermarkets after it
discovered small traces of horse DNA in the products.
Nestle' reported the amount of horse DNA found in the
products was 1% of the total and said "there are no problems of
food safety."
The company, based in Vevey, Switzerland, said it would
replace the products with others which tests "confirm are 100%
The firm said it had blocked all deliveries from a German
company, called H. J. Schypke, "which works with one of our
Nestle' - which produces baby food, snacks, prepared meals
and pet food under brands including Gerber, Kitkat and Purina -
on Tuesday said it was "strengthening quality controls with new
"Guaranteeing the quality and the safety of our products
has always been a priority for Nestle'. We apologize to
consumers," the company said in a statement.
The widening scandal - which has spread to Norway, Russia,
Italy and Spain - began earlier this month when British food
company Findus (no relation to Italy's Findus) began to recall
prepared products, including lasagna, after discovering it was
made with horse meat rather than beef as promised on the
That has led to a further recalls by various companies
across Europe and raised concerns about how carefully the
ingredients in prepared foods are actually tracked.
European authorities have been quick to say that the
discovery that horse meat was substituted for beef in prepared
foods is not a health-security issue but a matter of

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