February 15, 2013
Bruno Martin photo

Spanghero’s sales director Christophe Giry answers reporters, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in Castelnaudary, southern France. Spanghero company is at the heart of a growing uproar over horsemeat mislabeled as beef and hidden in frozen meals. Fraudulent meat sales reached across 13 countries and 28 companies, French officials say, primarily blaming the wholesaler in Castelnaudary.

Bruno Martin photo

Spanghero’s sales director Christophe Giry answers reporters questions, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in Castelnaudary, southern France. Spanghero company is at the heart of a growing uproar over horsemeat mislabeled as beef and hidden in frozen meals. Fraudulent meat sales reached across 13 countries and 28 companies, French officials say, primarily blaming the wholesaler in Castelnaudary.

Jacques Brinon photo

The outside of a butchers where horsemeat is available, in Paris, Friday Feb. 15, 2013. Tests have found horsemeat in school meals, hospital food and restaurant dishes in Britain, officials said Friday, as the scandal over adulterated meat spread beyond frozen supermarket products. French French Consumer Affairs Minister Benoit Hamon said Thursday that it appeared fraudulent meat sales over several months reached across 13 countries and 28 companies. He identified French meat wholesaler Spanghero as a major culprit.

Jacques Brinon photo

A statue of a horse’s head, above a horsemeat butcher shop in Paris, Friday Feb 15, 2013. Tests have found horsemeat in school meals, hospital food and restaurant dishes in Britain, officials said Friday, as the scandal over adulterated meat spread beyond frozen supermarket products. French French Consumer Affairs Minister Benoit Hamon said Thursday that it appeared fraudulent meat sales over several months reached across 13 countries and 28 companies. He identified French meat wholesaler Spanghero as a major culprit.

Jacques Brinon photo

3 statues of horses’ heads, above a horsemeat butcher shop in Paris, Friday Feb 15, 2013. Tests have found horsemeat in school meals, hospital food and restaurant dishes in Britain, officials said Friday, as the scandal over adulterated meat spread beyond frozen supermarket products. French French Consumer Affairs Minister Benoit Hamon said Thursday that it appeared fraudulent meat sales over several months reached across 13 countries and 28 companies. He identified French meat wholesaler Spanghero as a major culprit.