Meat processor Bonometti Carni yesterday [Tuesday] posted a loss of €346,000 (US$349,000) for 2001.

According to a report in the Giornale di Brescia, the firm posted a turnover of €19m for 2001, a drop from €21m in 2000, and 2001 sales fell 7.46% year-on-year.

The company attributed its disappointing results to the consumer response to mad cow disease.