Romanian PM rejects horse meat accusations11/02/2013 - 17:36:08
The Prime Minister of Romania has today reacted angrily to the suggestion that horse meat found in processed meals could have come from his country.
Findus withdrew frozen lasagnes containing horse meat last week, claiming Romania could have been the source.
Victor Ponta said that his government is co-operating with other countries to find out what has happened.
"We checked all the production facilities, and it's now very clear that no fraud has been committed by Romanian companies or under Romanian territory," he said.
EU Ministers have now been summoned to an emergency meeting to discuss the expanding scandal.
Horsemeat has been passed off as beef in a number of frozen ready meals in supermarkets across a number of European countries.
The French Agriculture Minister has confirmed that talks on the controversy will now be convened in Brussels later this week.
The results of a French investigation into how the product was mislabelled and by whom will be made public on Wednesday or Thursday.
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