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Horsemeat found in Verona firm's lasagne

IKEA pulls meatballs across Europe

Horsemeat found in Verona firm's lasagne

Rome, February 25 - Horsemeat was found Monday in lasagne on sale in a Verona supermarket, made by a company outside the northeastern Italian city. The lasagne were made by EUROCHEF ITALIA Srl, based at Sommacampagna near Verona. The meat was supplied by S.A.V. Srl in another local town, Sona. Earlier Monday Sweden-based home-products colossus IKEA pulled horsemeat-tainted meatballs from shelves across Europe as the continent-wide food scandal widened. Swiss giant Nestle' pulled Buitoni ravioli from supermarkets in Italy and Spain last Tuesday. The scandal erupted last month when tests carried out in Ireland revealed some beef products also contained horsemeat. Traces of horsemeat were found in meals sold by several British retailers. European Union agriculture ministers met in Brussels Monday to discuss the scandal's fallout, with some member states pressing for tougher rules to regain consumer confidence. These are expected to include binding origin disclosures for food product ingredients and a better labelling of meat products.

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