Lur Berri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Lur Berri is a cooperative food company in southwest France, created in 1936.

History[edit]

In 1936 the wheat cooperative was founded. Until 1965, activity focused on crop production in the Basque Country.

In 1971, the agricultural cooperative Lur Berri was born from a merger between grain cooperatives in the Basque Country and Lower Navarre.

From the 1980s, the cooperative grew quickly. It moved into livestock production (cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry) and acquired a number of cereal wholesalers: Bonnut, Garlin, Espoey, Artix, Clermont, and Coarraze-Nay. The group Lur Berri is active in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes, Hautes-Pyrénées, and most recently, the Tarn-et-Garonne.

Lur Berri's mission is to "assure our farmer partners the best value of their products".

2013 meat adulteration scandal[edit]

On 14 February 2013, the French government confirmed that Spanghero, a French prepared meat producer of which Lur Berri owns 99%,[1] knowingly sold horse meat labelled as beef in the 2013 meat adulteration scandal, and that company's license was suspended while investigations continued.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "empty". Lurberri.fr. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Horsemeat scandal: France blames processor Spanghero". BBC. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 

External links[edit]