Findus, one of the most popular brands of frozen foods, has withdrawn 180,000 lasagnes from sale after carrying out tests on meals from a French supplier that had raised concerns.
The frozen food company found that 11 out of 18 ready meals, which were advertised as containing 100 per cent beef, were actually between 60 per cent and 100 per cent horse meat. The lasagne was sold by Tesco, Asda and Morrisons.
Not that it would make much difference given the paltry amount of meat in such offerings.
But what does puzzle me is something I’ve mentioned before. Horse meat oxidises almost as soon as it has been ground. Thus, traditionally at least, mince is the place where you would least expect to find it.
How have they been getting around this problem?