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Horsemeat scandal: Romanian abattoirs 'not to blame'

UK and French supermarkets are among those who have withdrawn ready meals. Photo:BBC
By BBC World

The Romanian prime minister has denied allegations that abattoirs in his country sold horsemeat purporting to be beef to European food companies.

Victor Ponta said checks had been carried out and there had been no breach of rules and standards.

Two abattoirs had been linked to the contamination of processed meat products sold in Europe.

Many countries have been affected and the UK government says that a "criminal conspiracy" may have taken place.

Mr Ponta told a news conference: "From all the data we have at the moment, there is no breach of European rules committed by companies from Romania or on Romanian territory.

"I am very angry, to be honest."

In France, the government has summoned meat industry representatives for crisis talks. Seven French supermarket chains have already withdrawn some frozen ready meals from sale.

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