Date: Tuesday, 12-February-2013, 6:44 AM | Message # 1
-- dragon lord--
The horsemeat scandal blame-game has heated up.
The discovery of horsemeat disguised as beef in ready-to-eat frozen meals sold across Europe has supermarket shelves being cleared and a lot of finger pointing among key players in the meat industry.
As anti-fraud agents searched two French food firms to track their meat's source, the European Internal Market Commissioner Michael Barnier said: "As far as I know there's no food safety problem. So we're not talking about a health scandal, right now. But it is a scandal. And those responsible for mis-selling or fraud must face the full force of the law."
French firm Comigel - which supplies frozen foods group Findus - said the questionable meat came from Romania and was processed in its Luxembourg plant, to be put in products sold in Britain, with Dutch and Cypriot traders also involved.