Update: Deliveries from a second supplier halted as tests for horse DNA continue

Feb 25, 2013

Vevey, Switzerland

Nestlé Spain has announced it will no longer use a Spanish supplier Servocar after it became clear that the firm has supplied beef that contains horse DNA.

Read the Nestlé Spain statement in Spanish (pdf, 40 Kb) or in English (pdf, 40 Kb)

We would like to reassure consumers that we remain vigilant. In the first week of our new enhanced testing programme we carried out hundreds of separate analyses of beef supplied to us and finished products. This testing has so far covered about 70% of the products we manufacture in Europe that contain beef or veal.

Only the 4 tests on beef supplied by H.J. Schypke and Servocar, and the tests on products produced from that beef have come back positive. All other tests carried out so far have been negative. The testing continues.

We will no longer use those firms as suppliers. We are testing the new deliveries of beef we receive from all other suppliers for horse DNA. We are enhancing our quality assurance and testing procedures to ensure that we don’t face the same problem again. The quality and safety of our products is, and will always be our number one priority.

For more information:

If you are concerned about this issue, contact your local Nestlé Consumer Services.

Nestlé Spain website
Nestlé Spain consumer services: 0800 203 591