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Contaminated beef meals to become biogas in Sweden

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Following the horse meat scandal currently engulfing the UK and Europe, a Sweden-based supermarket chain is to boost biogas feedstock levels via recalled ready meals.

Ica, which has reached capacity at its 63,000sqm storage facility in Helsingborg with the amount of returned ‘beef lasagne’ meals it has handled, will be transported to a recycling station in Angelholm and turned into biogas.

The meals were sent back after it was discovered that horse meat was being used as majority content, with frozen food brand Findus the most high-profile name affected by the inquiry so far.

‘The most important thing is that these products are no longer sold,’ Ica Malmo store manager Jerry Rosengren was quoted as saying. ‘Customers should always feel safe when they come to shop with us.’