BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Authorities in Slovakia say they have discovered horse meat in a food product labeled as beef.
Horse meat has turned up across Europe in frozen supermarket meals such as burgers and lasagna, in beef pasta sauce, on restaurant menus, in school lunches and in hospital meals. Slovakia's Public Health Authority says horse meat has been detected in Lasagna Bolognese that originated in Luxembourg.
Pavlina Komarova, spokeswoman for the Slovak State Veterinary and Food Administration said Tuesday it is the same lasagna made by frozen food processor Tavola S. A. Comigel in which horse meat was detected last week in neighboring Czech Republic.
Komarova says it is the first such case in Slovakia.