A practical joker has attempted to cash in on the UK horse meat scandal after listing a ‘limited edition’ Findus beef lasagne for sale on eBay.
The innovative salesperson priced the frozen ready meal at £70, urging bidders on the online auction site ‘to act fast’ to secure the item which is ‘no longer on sale in shops’.
Consumers interested in the item, which was later removed from the site, were warned it ‘may contain horse meat’.
The post added: ‘Product will be shipped frozen but may arrive defrosted.’
Findus UK withdrew its 320g, 360g and 500g lasagne meals from supermarket shelves last week after tests found some products to contain 100 per cent horse meat.