The Leeds-based supermarket chain ASDA is at the centre of the latest food scare. For the first time since the horsemeat scandal began traces of a painkiller used on horses has been found - and it's in their tins of corned beef.
ASDA admits it's totally unacceptable and two products have now been recalled. There's said to be little risk to the public but one expert says it shows the food industry doesn't know what's going on in the food supply chain. Chris Kiddey reports.
"To date we have carried out 196 tests on Asda brand processed beef products, and have submitted all of these results to the BRC as requested."None of the Asda products tested positive for the presence of horsemeat against the Food Standards Agency’s threshold.
"This testing is being conducted on behalf of Asda by independent, externally accredited laboratories and is ongoing."We’re also increasing the number of independent unannounced audits weconduct across our entire meat supply chain.
"We will continue to do the right thing and take appropriate action where necessary to make sure our customers can be confident in the food they are eating"
Asda is inviting residents in Wetherby to have their say on its plans for a new store which could create 200 jobs. The supermarket giant wants to build a 30,000 sq ft shop at a site on the A168 Hudson Way. But before submitting plans local residents are being asked to inspect the proposals.