European Union nations on Wednesday called for more intensive testing for a month to try to contain the scandal in which horse meat was sold as beef.
The emergency meeting at EU headquarters included nations most affected by the horse meat scandal that has swept through Europe, with millions of burgers and frozen meals recalled across the continent.
Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney suggested the scandal would likely spread further as more countries test beef.
Germany said Wednesday it had received a shipment of tainted frozen meals and Norway pulled products from its stores.
Ireland found horse meat in burgers last month after routine testing.