Lur Berri

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


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]


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

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