Copanhagen, Denmark (4E) – German supermarket chain Lidl in Denmark on Monday claimed to have found traces of horsemeat in a pasta dish called Combino Penne Bolognese – a dish manufactured by Copack in Denmark.
The discovery prompted the local authorities to withdraw the product from the market.
Customers can requst a refund if they return the recalled product. “It is very regrettable, especially for consumers,” said Henry Brandes, Communication Manager at Lidl.
“This is a product purchased through Germany, so here in Denmark we have no direct contact with the manufacturer,” he explained.
A company spokesman said that Lidl has also removed beef goulash and tortellini bolognese from stores in Finland and Sweden.