Doly-Com Rides Out Horse Meat Scandal10 April 2013
ROMANIA - Romanian meat-processing company Doly-Com is expecting a turnover of €34 million on a level with the 2012 figure, despite the fall-out from the horse meat scandal.
The company, whose meat products trade under the brand Kravys, was at the centre of accusations that it had mislabelled horse meat products as beef in February.
The damage caused by the incorrect accusations was a 20 per cent drop in exports according to the company's general manager, Iulian Cazacut, in a report in the Business Review.
The company processes beef, pork and horse meat at its plant in Roma near Botosani in north-eastern Romania.
The abattoir is the largest for cattle and horses in the country, and it is also the largest fresh meat-packaging plant.
The company mainly produces beef for the export market by according to the report started exporting horse meat products to EU countries in 2011.
Despite the damage caused by the horse meat scandal, exports are still a focus for the company while at the same time promoting packaged beef products to the domestic market.
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