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More Not-So-Buon-Appetito: Nestle Admits To Horsemeat Ravioli, Tortellini

AFP (France), BBC (Uk), LE MONDE (France)


Nestlé, the world" biggest food company, is now riding straight into the center of the growing horsemeat scandal.A spokesman has confirmed 1% presence of horse DNA in two of its beef products sold in Europe, Buitoni Beef Ravioli and Beef Tortellini, reports BBC.

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The Swiss-based food producer said Tuesday it has started to withdraw the two pre-packaged pasta products from store shelves in the Spanish and Italian markets where the horsemeat traces have appeared.

The problem appears to be connected to the German supplier H.J. Schypke, a sub-contractor of JBS Toledo, a major meat company based in Belgium, says AFP.

The decision follows the one taken by the giant German supplier Lidl, which announced Monday the withdrawal of several products found to contain horsemeat instead of beef from its stores in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Belgium.

Still, the food company insists on the safety of its prodcuts despite the false labeling, and underlines that new testing methods are being implemented to track down the presence of horsemeat in European production sites, reports Le Monde.

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FOCUS: Russia-Ukraine War

Why Poland's Break With Ukraine Weakens All Enemies Of Russia — Starting With Poland

Poland’s decision to stop sending weapons to Ukraine is being driven by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party's short-term electoral calculus. Yet the long-term effects on the world stage could deeply undermine the united NATO front against Russia, and the entire Western coalition.

Photo of ​Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Lutsk, Ukraine, on July 9

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Lutsk, Ukraine, on July 9

Bartosz T. Wieliński


WARSAW — Poland has now moved from being the country that was most loudly demanding that arms be sent to Ukraine, to a country that has suddenly announced it was withholding military aid. Even if Poland's actions won't match Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s words, the government has damaged the standing of our country in the region, and in NATO.

“We are no longer providing arms to Ukraine, because we are now arming Poland,” the prime minister declared on Polsat news on Wednesday evening. He didn’t specify which type of arms he was referring to, but his statement was quickly spread on social media by leading figures of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party.

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When news that Poland would be withholding arms to Ukraine made their way to the headlines of the most important international media outlets, no politician from PiS stepped in to refute the prime minister’s statement. Which means that Morawiecki said exactly what he meant to say.

The era of tight Polish-Ukrainian collaboration, militarily and politically, has thus come to an end.

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