Aldi recalls beef lasagne and spaghetti bolognese

Last updated:
9 February 2013
product recall
Aldi Stores is recalling all batch codes of own brand Today's Special Frozen Beef Lasagne and Today's Special Frozen Spaghetti Bolognese due to finding horse meat in some samples. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Aldi Stores' own testing has confirmed that the meat content of some of its beef lasagne products and beef bolognese products contain between 30% and 100% horse meat.

Products recalled

Aldi Today’s Special Frozen Beef Lasagne
Aldi Today’s Special Frozen Spaghetti Bolognese

Date Codes: all date codes affected

Product size: 400g

If you have bought either of the above products, please do not eat it, but contact Aldi Stores direct for a full refund.

Aldi Stores is recalling all affected batches from consumers. A customer information notice is being placed in the national newspapers and point-of-sale notices displayed in all stores. The notice explains the reason for the recall and the actions consumers can take if they have bought the affected product.

No other Aldi Stores products are known to be affected.

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