Findus moves to reassure South African consumers on horsemeat
Findus beef product in SA does not contain horsemeat, says local representative, as group struggles to trace origin of horsemeat in UK lasagne GLOBAL frozen-food brand Findus, which sells 17 products via retail outlets in South Africa, has defended its products, following the discovery of horsemeat in its packaged frozen lasagnas, among other companies’ products, in UK supermarkets."The South African Findus beef teriyaki ready-made meal contains no horsemeat, as found in Findus lasagne in the UK," Findus’s representative in South Africa, Felix Ratheb, said on Thursday.Mr Ratheb said that of the 17 Findus products sold in South Africa, 10 were vegetable. Of the seven ready-made meals, only the teriyaki meal contained beef."We thought we should reassure our South African customers that we adhere to South African regulations, particularly the traceability of product suppliers," he said.Findus said the beef used in its teriyaki meal was sourced from Brazil and supplied in frozen strips ...
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