U.K. raids abattoir over horse meat

AFP-JIJI

British police searching for the source of horse meat in kebabs and burgers Tuesday raided two meat plants in the first such operation since a scandal over the mislabeling of beef gripped Europe.

France, meanwhile, became the second European country after Britain to confirm that frozen lasagna also contained horse meat, while supermarkets in Switzerland and the Netherlands pulled more ready-made meals from shelves as a precaution.

In Britain, police and officials from the Food Standards Agency raided a slaughterhouse in northern England and a meat-producing factory in Wales, before shutting down both sites and seizing all meat there.