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Latest horsemeat recall is in Sweden

LONDON — Sweden on Friday became the newest European country to be hit by a widening meat products scandal, as frozen food company Findus said it was recalling beef lasagna meals there after tests confirmed the products contained horsemeat.

Already, Britain, Ireland, Poland, and France have been drawn into the growing saga over the use of horsemeat and the apparent mislabeling of products along the supply chain. Millions of burgers have been recalled in recent days due to the scandal.

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Eating horsemeat is not generally a health risk, but the cases have spurred disgust in places where such meat is far from a staple.

Earlier this week, Findus said it was recalling beef lasagna meals in Britain because of concerns raised by its French supplier Comigel. Tests later found that some of those meals contained between 60 to 100 percent horsemeat instead of beef.

Then on Friday, a second British company, Aldi, confirmed that tests on Comigel-supplied products it had recently recalled — beef lasagna and frozen spaghetti bolognese — showed some contained between 30 and 100 percent horsemeat.

Aldi said it felt ‘‘angry and let down’’ by Comigel and that it was severing ties with the French supplier.

Findus official Henrik Nyberg said about 20,000 frozen lasagna meals are being recalled in Sweden. Nyberg told said the products do not pose any food safety risk and were recalled solely because they had been mislabeled.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that the scandal is ‘‘completely unacceptable’’ and must be addressed.

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