PARIS COURT HANDS DOWN CONVICTIONS OVER 2013 HORSEMEAT SCANDAL

Deutsche Welle on 16th April reported that 4 men have been found guilty of falsely labelling horsemeat as beef. The convictions stem from a Europe-wide scandal in 2013 in which the meat was used in frozen lasagne and other industrial food products.  The court found Jacques Poujol, the former director of the meat processing company Spanghero in southwestern France, to 2 years in jail and confiscated €100,000 seized at his home, and it banned him from working in the meat industry for 2 years.  Spanghero manager Patrice Monguillon was given a 1-year suspended sentence.  Dutch middleman Johannes Fasen was given a 2-year sentence and his partner, Hendricus Windmeijer, received a 1-year suspended sentence, both men having been previously convicted of similar crimes in the Netherlands in 2012.

https://www.dw.com/en/paris-court-hands-down-convictions-over-2013-horsemeat-scandal/a-48359348

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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