BUCHAREST: Romanian food industry officials today pointed the finger of blame at the French meat importer at the heart of a growing European scandal over horsemeat sold as beef.
Bucharest yesterday announced a probe after the French supplier of horsemeat found in frozen lasagne meals sold in British supermarkets said it originated in a Romanian abattoir.
The suspect lasagne meals sold by Swedish frozen food giant Findus in Britain were made by French company Comigel using meat supplied by French meat-processing firm Spanghero.
Spanghero has in turn threatened to take legal action against its Romanian supplier, although it did not name it.
But Frumoso said it was up to the French importer to verify the quality of the meat it received.