February 10th, 2013
01:19 PM ET

Horsemeat scandal spirals across Europe

A scandal over horsemeat found in frozen beef products is spiraling across Europe as several governments launch investigations and a company involved says it has determined who "the villain" is.

The police probes and legal maneuvers responding to the discovery are quickly becoming a tangled web - much like the complex supply chain of the meat products themselves.

Swedish food producer Findus has been a focus of the uproar since it announced Thursday that it had withdrawn its lasagna from UK stores as a precaution. The products were pulled Monday after French supplier Comigel raised concerns about the type of meat that was used, Findus Sweden said.

But Findus is only one of several companies that receives products from Comigel. Others inculde Axfood, Coop, and ICA, all of which announced they have pulled certain meat products from the shelves due to the possibility they contain horsemeat.

Comigel has not responded to CNN's repeated requests for comment.

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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Mary

    Lol @ bobcat (in a hat)©, But there are some serious chemicals in them there meats; of any kind for that matter.

    February 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GulpOff

    And in them there chickens, too.
    Yo, Mar-y, too much roadkill?

    February 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    I see i was deleted. Was it cuz i told this story first as one of my Quirky News stories to bobcat, @cnn?

    February 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    "Have it your neigh"?

    February 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
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