Germanic paganism http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31368/all en Horse lasagne sparks new British food scare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/horse-lasagne-sparks-new-british-food-scare FSA chief executive Catherine Brown told the BBC it was "highly likely there has been criminal and fraudulent activity involved."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/horse-lasagne-sparks-new-british-food-scare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American cuisine Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749985 at http://www.globalpost.com French firm mum over British horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/french-firm-mum-over-british-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The French food company that supplied frozen lasagne found to contain up to 100 percent horsemeat to British supermarkets on Friday shut down its website and declined to answer media enquiries.</p> <p>Comigel, based in the northern city of Metz, supplies frozen meals to supermarket chains and other clients in 15 countries, with Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Scandinavia the main markets, according to industry websites.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/french-firm-mum-over-british-horsemeat-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat Technology AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:17:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750022 at http://www.globalpost.com French firm says no health risk from horsemeat lasagne http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/french-firm-says-no-health-risk-horsemeat-lasagne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The French food company that supplied frozen lasagne found to contain up to 100 percent horsemeat to British supermarkets said Friday the dishes presented no health risk.</p> <p>In its first reaction to the scandal, Comigel said it had withdrawn all products from a meat supplier who had provided it with horsemeat instead of beef but said veterinary services in France and Luxembourg had said the "horsemeat evidence in question does not raise any public health issue".</p> <p>am/mm/txw</p> Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750279 at http://www.globalpost.com French firm says no health risk from horsemeat lasagne http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/french-firm-says-no-health-risk-horsemeat-lasagne-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The French food company that supplied frozen lasagne found to contain up to 100 percent horsemeat to British supermarkets said Friday the dishes presented no risk to human health.</p> <p>In its first reaction to the scandal, Comigel said it had withdrawn all products from a meat supplier that had provided it with horsemeat instead of beef, but said veterinary services in France and Luxembourg had said the horsemeat in question "does not raise any public health issue".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/french-firm-says-no-health-risk-horsemeat-lasagne-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat Technology AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:01:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750320 at http://www.globalpost.com French watchdog trying to find 'origin of horsemeat fraud' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/french-watchdog-trying-find-origin-horsemeat-fraud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France's anti-fraud watchdog said Friday that horsemeat found in lasagne meals was falsely marked as beef and said it was trying to trace the origin of the fraud.</p> <p>Inspections "have confirmed the presence of horsemeat mixed with beef" the DGCCRF said in a statement, adding it was "trying to identify where the fraud originated and the commercial circuits concerned."</p> <p>It said investigations had shown that the meat was "provided by a French supplier" and added it was in touch with the European Commission and European counterparts to try to track the source of the fraud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/french-watchdog-trying-find-origin-horsemeat-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:01:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750459 at http://www.globalpost.com France promises punishment in horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/france-promises-punishment-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The French government promised on Saturday to punish those found responsible for selling horsemeat in beef products at the heart of a growing scandal that started in Britain but is quickly spreading to France.</p> <p>Consumer Affairs Minister Benoit Hamon said an investigation had found that the horsemeat had originated in Romania, although there were links with French, Dutch and Cypriot firms and a factory in Luxembourg.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/france-promises-punishment-horsemeat-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 17:15:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751154 at http://www.globalpost.com French official traces lasagne horsemeat transactions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/french-official-traces-lasagne-horsemeat-transactions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French company obtained Romanian horsemeat masquerading as beef for frozen lasagne meals through a Cypriot dealer who had subcontracted the sale to a trader in The Netherlands, a French official said Saturday.</p> <p>Poujol, the holding company of meat-processing firm Spanghero, "acquired the frozen meat from a Cypriot trader who had subcontracted the order to a trader located in The Netherlands, who in turn was supplied by an abattoir ... in Romania," said Benoit Hamon, a junior economy minister.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/french-official-traces-lasagne-horsemeat-transactions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 17:46:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751197 at http://www.globalpost.com Legal threats fly in Europe horsemeat fraud scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/legal-threats-fly-europe-horsemeat-fraud-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Europe-wide food fraud scandal over horsemeat sold as beef deepened Saturday as two companies at the centre of the row took legal action and governments said criminal activity was suspected.</p> <p>Frozen food giant Findus lodged a legal complaint in France after evidence showed the presence of horse in its beef lasagne was "not accidental", while a French meat-processing firm said it would sue its Romanian supplier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/legal-threats-fly-europe-horsemeat-fraud-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat Social Issues AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 21:17:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751371 at http://www.globalpost.com Six French retailers withdraw products over horsemeat fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/six-french-retailers-withdraw-products-over-horsemeat-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six major French retailers have withdrawn foods provided by producers Findus and Comigel over fears they may contain horsemeat, the FCD retail association said on Sunday.</p> <p>Retailers Auchan, Casino, Carrefour, Cora, Monoprix and Picard have pulled the prepared products, including pasta dishes with meat sauce, shepherd's pie and moussaka, from their shelves, the association said in a statement.</p> <p>It said the withdrawal was the result of a "labelling non-compliance in regards to the nature of the meat" in the products.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/six-french-retailers-withdraw-products-over-horsemeat-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat Social Issues AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:45:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751681 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania fears lasting damage to reputation over horsemeat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/romania-fears-lasting-damage-reputation-over-horsemeat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Traian Basescu said Sunday he feared lasting damage to Romania's reputation if a Romanian meat supplier is found to be at fault over Europe's spiralling horsemeat scandal.</p> <p>Speaking after Romanian food industry officials pointed the finger of blame at the French meat importer at the heart of the controversy over horsemeat sold as beef, he said: "I hope it is not a case of false labelling on the Romanian side."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/romania-fears-lasting-damage-reputation-over-horsemeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat Social Issues AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:31:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752015 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania says no irregularities seen in horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/romania-says-no-irregularities-seen-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said "no irregularities" had been committed by companies in the country despite allegations that two abattoirs had duped European food companies by selling horsemeat as beef.</p> <p>"We have made verifications...There exists no violation of European rules and standards" by the two abattoirs, Ponta told a news conference.</p> <p>"The verifications made are not confirming any wrong labelling" of the meat by the two Romanian abattoirs, the Agriculture minister Daniel Constantin stressed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/romania-says-no-irregularities-seen-horsemeat-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:00:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752610 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania denies blame for Europe horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/romania-denies-blame-europe-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France and Britain called Monday for the "criminals" who disguised horsemeat as beef to be tracked down, as Romania angrily denied it was to blame for the frozen food scandal spreading across Europe.</p> <p>Britain's food minister Owen Paterson said an "extensive" criminal conspiracy could be behind the scandal and said he believed warnings had been sent out to 16 different countries that might be affected.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/romania-denies-blame-europe-horsemeat-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:01:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752796 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania denies blame for Europe horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/romania-denies-blame-europe-horsemeat-scandal-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France and Britain called Monday for the "criminals" who disguised horsemeat as beef to be tracked down, as Romania angrily denied it was to blame for the frozen food scandal spreading across Europe.</p> <p>Britain's food minister Owen Paterson said an "extensive" criminal conspiracy could be behind the scandal and said he believed warnings had been sent out to 16 different countries that might be affected.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/romania-denies-blame-europe-horsemeat-scandal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:30:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753001 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania denies blame for Europe horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/romania-denies-blame-europe-horsemeat-scandal-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France and Britain called Monday for the "criminals" who disguised horsemeat as beef to be tracked down, as Romania angrily denied it was to blame for the frozen food scandal spreading across Europe.</p> <p>The controversy was growing quickly in scope, with Britain's food minister Owen Paterson saying he believed warnings had been sent out to 16 different countries that might be affected, and Irish Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney calling an EU meeting in Brussels to address the matter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/romania-denies-blame-europe-horsemeat-scandal-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Germanic paganism Meat AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:15:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753119 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch supermarkets pull frozen food over horsemeat fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/dutch-supermarkets-pull-frozen-food-over-horsemeat-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch supermarkets on Tuesday became the latest European shops to remove frozen meals from their shelves amid fears they may contain horsemeat disguised as beef.</p> <p>"PLUS supermarkets have withdrawn frozen lasagne of the Primafrost brand from shelves as a precaution," spokeswoman Debbie Huisman told AFP.</p> <p>She said the withdrawn products were not dangerous but could contain horsemeat without it being marked on the packaging.</p> <p>Boni supermarkets have withdrawn the same product, said Roel Vincken, spokesman for the Dutch Food and Goods Authority (NVWA). </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/dutch-supermarkets-pull-frozen-food-over-horsemeat-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Convenience foods Food and drink Germanic paganism AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:31:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753409 at http://www.globalpost.com