Romania: Slaughterhouses did not commit fraud
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Two Romanian plants believed to be the source of horsemeat mislabeled as beef in supermarkets across Europe declared it properly and any fraud was committed somewhere else down the line, officials said Monday.
Romania is scrambling to contain the damage from the fast-growing horsemeat scandal — where the cheaper meat was substituted for beef in everything from burgers to frozen lasagna. The finger-pointing is growing by the day, involving more countries and more companies.
France says that Romanian butchers and Dutch and Cypriot traders were part of a supply chain that resulted in horsemeat being labeled as beef before it was included in frozen dinners including lasagna, moussaka and the French equivalent of Shepherd's Pie. The affair started earlier this year with worries about horsemeat in burgers in Ireland and Britain.
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