Horsemeat scandal spreads to Hong Kong

Fears over a Europe-wide food fraud scandal concerning horsemeat sold as beef have spread to Hong Kong

Anxiety spread to the city after an imported brand of "beef" lasagne was pulled from shelves.

Hong Kong authorities ordered a top local supermarket chain to remove the lasagne made by frozen food giant Findus, one of the firms at the centre of the scandal.

The product was imported from Britain and made by French firm Comigel.

Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety urged locals not to consume the item, which it said "might be adulterated with horsemeat"

The product had been sold at supermarkets run by ParknShop, one of the biggest supermarket chains in the city

The chain has about 280 stores in Hong Kong and the neighbouring gaming hub of Macau.