Horsemeat scandal reaches Germany, in mislabeled horsemeat lasagna
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013 11:04AM EST
BERLIN -- The European horsemeat scandal has spread to Germany.
A spokeswoman for the country's agriculture and consumer protection ministry says officials were notified late Tuesday that a shipment of frozen lasagna containing horsemeat was delivered to at least one trader in western Germany.
Mareike Enderle told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that it is unclear whether the products were all removed from shelves before sale.
Enderle said Germany was alerted by authorities in Luxembourg, but she offered no details on where the horsemeat originated or where the lasagna was manufactured.
Millions of burgers and frozen meals have been recalled across Europe since British authorities first discovered horsemeat mislabeled as beef in processed food last month.