Horsemeat: UK recalls pies from Latvia

By Carina Perkins

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Food safety, Food standards agency

A frozen meat pie product from Latvia has been removed from sale in the UK after it was found to contain horsemeat.

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) said that the pie was manufactured by Galdin Klajies and distributed in the UK by Monolith UK. The contamination was discovered after Monolith tested the product and found it to contain more than 1% horse DNA.

“Horse meat is not identified in the ingredients list and therefore it should not have been present in the product,”​ said the FSA.

The product was distributed to small retail shops across the UK and has been recalled by the company and the FSA. The contaminated 200g packs had a best before date of 22 January 2014.

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