Agence France-PresseFebruary 9, 2013 12:15
The French supplier who said it sourced lasagna meat in Romania must have known it was dealing with horsemeat, not beef, the president of Romania's food industry federation Romalimenta said Saturday.
"I am certain the importer knew it wasn't beef, because horsemeat has a specific taste, colour and texture," Sorin Minea told AFP.
There are three abattoirs in Romania that slaughter horses and export their meat to the European Union, mostly to France and Italy, he added.
"It's a legal operation that complies with standards," he said.