Tests Find Horsemeat in School Meals, Hospital Food, Restaurant DishesSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 11:32
Tests Find Horsemeat in School Meals, Hospital Food, Restaurant Dishes
By JILL LAWLESS and LORI HINNANT
February 15, 2013 | 9:17 AM EST
LONDON (AP) -- Tests have found horsemeat in school meals, hospital food and restaurant dishes in Britain, officials said Friday, as the scandal over adulterated meat spread beyond frozen supermarket products.
Results were coming in after U.K. food safety officials ordered supermarkets and suppliers to test all processed meals labeled as beef for traces of horsemeat.
Whitbread PLC, Britain's largest hotel and restaurant company, said horse DNA had been found in lasagna and burgers on its menus. The company, whose outlets include Premier Inn hotels and the Brewers Fayre and Beefeater Grill restaurant chains, said it was "shocked and disappointed at this failure of the processed meat supply chain."