Advertisement

Horse meat scandal spreads to Germany

Share this article

Horse meat scandal spreads to Germany
Photo: DPA
14:52 CET+01:00
Evidence a horse meat scandal had spread to Germany emerged for the first time on Wednesday after EU authorities realized that falsely labelled lasagna had also been delivered to shops in at least one western German state.

The Consumer Protection Ministry in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) said that a Luxembourgian distributor has been delivering products thought to contain horse meat “on a large scale across Germany and NRW.”

Deliveries had been made between November 2012 and January 2013, not only to a wide range of supermarkets but also to other food production companies. The authorities were tipped off by EU investigators.

A spokeswoman from the ministry said that checks were underway to make sure that the products in question had been removed from the shelves and if they had not already, were in the process of being taken out of circulation.

“Consumer fraud is not a trivial offence,” the spokeswoman said, adding that the government representatives would be taking part in a special sitting of the European parliament on Wednesday evening.

DPA/DAPD/The Local/jcw

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

Europe's tech industry is booming, giving rise to a range of programming ‘bootcamps' that offer tech literacy more quickly and affordably than traditional degree programs. The Local finds out more.

Advertisement
Advertisement
8,717 Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement