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Crisis talks over horse meat scandal

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will hold crisis talks today Credit: PA

Environment secretary Owen Paterson is to hold an emergency meeting today with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and retailers over the horsemeat scandal.

Frozen food company Findus UK apologised after tests found up to 100% horse meat in some of its beef lasagnes. Supermarket chain Aldi confirmed that two of its ready meal ranges produced by Comigel, the French supplier also used by Findus, were found to contain between 30% and 100% horse meat.

It comes after a firm in Hull admitted it is being investigated. Flexi Foods, based at this enterprise centre in Hull, supplied a batch of meat that tested positive for horse to Macadam Foods in Ireland.