(LONDON) — After being shaken by headlines that some ground beef suppliers had been beefing up their products with horse meat and selling to supermarkets and chains like Burger King, U.K. consumers have a new reason to say neigh: an investigation uncovered a company’s frozen lasagna recipe was made entirely of horse meat.
Sky News reports Findus is recalling its beef lasagna from store shelves after 11 of the 18 dishes it randomly tested contained anywhere from 60 to 100 percent of the meat.
The company is also trying to determine how much of the veterinary drug phenylbutazone was passed from horses to unwitting human diners. The drug is harmful to humans.
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