After Swedish company Findus' withdrawal of its frozen single-portion lasagne, food retailers Axfood, Coop and Ica have pulled ready meals from supermarkets for fear they may contain horse meat.
The company behind the retailers' withdrawn products used meat from the slaughterhouse that supplied meat for Findus' recalled single-portion beef lasagne.
Axfood, Coop and Ica are therefore concerned that some of the products sold in their supermarkets, which are labelled as beef lasagnes, may actually contain horse meat.
The products are Eldorado Lasagne Bolognese 1 kilo, Willys Lasagne Bolognese 400 gram, Hemköp Lasagne Bolognese 400 gram, Coop lasagne 400 gram, and Ica Basic 400 gram.
"We suspect that the mince could contain horse meat, but it has not been confirmed yet by the supplier," Johanna Stiernstedt, quality manager at Ica, told the TT news agency.
Like Findus, Axfood sent samples of meat for analysis, but the lab has not yet confirmed the company's suspicions.
All affected food companies have insisted that there is no health risk involved in eating the horse meat.
Findus had to recall beef lasagne ready meals in the UK too after tests there showed that they contained up to 99 percent horse meat, reported the Guardian newspaper.
In France, Findus withdrew moussaka and cottage pie meals from the supermarkets.
Findus' ready meals are produced in Luxembourg by the French manufacturer Comigel.