As food safety officials hold crisis talks in Sweden, it has emerged that lasagne containing horsemeat may have been served in Swedish schools and hospitals.
"The lasagne has been delivered to all sorts of customers, both within the public sector, like schools and hospitals, and to restaurants," Christina Gezelius, a spokeswoman for Swedish catering firm Martin & Servera, told the TT news agency.
The Swedish food wholesaler has ordered tests on samples from bulk lasagne shipments from Comigel, the French company that also produced frozen lasagne meals found to contain up to 99 percent horsemeat for Swedish food company Findus.
"We stopped sales on Friday as a precautionary measure. We've identified 80 customers from whom we will recall what's left out there," Martin & Servera marketing head Nils Berntsson told Svergies Radio (SR).
"It's totally unacceptable that we've ended up in this situation. Our customers must be able to trust the information we provide."
Meanwhile, The Guardian reports some spaghetti bolognese in the UK is over 60 per cent horsemeat. It also quotes Britain's chief medical officer as saying any possible phenylbutazone in horsemeat, if it's there at all, would pose a "limited public health risk."
Update: US economist Brad DeLong reminds us of some tasty World War II recipes for a beast "as useful to us dead, as he is alive."