Horsemeat found in meat pies from Latvia

Frozen meat pies from Latvia have been withdrawn after testing positive for horsemeat, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reported.

The Galdin Klajies 200g pies was distributed in the UK by Monolith UK Ltd and tested positive for more than 1% horsemeat by the company itself, despite the description on the package reading “pie with minced meat”.

The FSA has requested that the pie will be tested for the presence of veterinary drug bute. The product was supplied to small retail shops in the UK.
The agency is also urging people who are in possession of the affected product, dating best before 22 January 2014, to return it to where they purchased it. Monolith has informed customers and withdrawn all supplies.


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