Norway recalls processed food in horsemeat scare

(AP)—Officials in Oslo say that processed food products have been recalled from stores in Norway after warnings from the European Union that they may contain horsemeat.

Norwegian Food Safety Authority spokesman Kenneth Vikse said Wednesday that leading store chains, Findus and other producers had recalled all such possible products.

He says consumers in Norway have "nothing to fear."

Horsemeat is not generally considered unsafe to eat, and it is eaten in . The concern here revolves more around mislabeling of products, though in other parts of Europe where the meat is not normally eaten the growing scandal has triggered disgust.

Earlier Wednesday, small supermarket chains in neighboring Denmark withdrew lasagna products from stores as a precautionary measure for fear they might contain horsemeat.

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