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Nestle removes beef pasta meals after finding horsemeat

19 February 2013 Last updated at 13:39 GMT

Nestle, the world's biggest food company, has removed beef pasta meals from shelves in Italy and Spain after tests revealed traces of horse DNA.

The Swiss-based firm has halted deliveries of products containing meat from a German supplier.

A spokesman for the company said levels of horse DNA were very low, but above 1%.

Stephen Evans reports.