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Romania fears lasting damage to reputation over horsemeat

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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. 

A picture taken on June 23, 2011 in Castelnaudary, southeastern France, shows a French food industry employee working on the production chain of beef steaks. 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.

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."

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