Three men were arrested tonight by officers investigating the horse meat scandal. One of the men was arrested at a plant in West Yorkshire.
Peter Boddy slaughterhouse in Todmorden has been raided by the Food Standards Agency and the police investigating the horsemeat scandal
Police and the Food Standards Agency have raided a slaughterhouse in Todmorden as part of the probe into horse meat in processed burgers.
There's some good news about Bambi or Lawrence the deer in Todmorden
Now she's roaming free on the hills of Calderdale - thanks to some nifty work by firemen.
A deer, which became stranded on an island on a canal bank in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, has ben rescued by the fire service.
The animal, known as 'Lawrence' or 'Bambi' got stuck on the mudbank about a week ago. It's thought he jumped over a high wall and couldn't clamber back up, and was too timid to swim to freedom.
A young deer has become something of an accidental wildlife attraction after getting stuck on an overgrown canal bank.
The animal - known to locals at Bambi or Lawrence - showed up by the waterside at Todmorden almost a week ago after clambering over a high wall there.
The RSPCA say it's in no danger - it has plenty of food and water to hand - but appears too timid to swim to freedom.
A young deer has been stranded for almost a week on an overgrown canal mudbank in Todmorden.
It's thought the deer - known as either Bambi or Lawrence to locals - jumped over a high wall and can't clamber back. It has water and food but it's thought to be too timid to try to swim to freedom. Residents are hoping someone will mount a rescue mission for the animal.
The results of random DNA tests done during the horse meat scandal will be published by the European Commission today. Factories in Hull and Doncaster, and a slaughterhouse in Todmorden were investigated.
The owner of a beefburger factory in Doncaster has told Calendar of his shock after the firm became the latest in the region to be drawn into the horse meat scandal.
Paragon Quality Foods says it can't explain the presence of horse DNA in a burger it supplied to the hotel and pub chain Whitbread, but says it's now testing its products every day in a laboratory to make sure they've got the all clear. Jon Hill reports.
The managing director of a beefburger factory in South Yorkshire has told Calendar of his shock after the firm was drawn into the horse meat scandal. Paragon Quality Foods in Doncaster says it cannot explain the presence of horse DNA in a burger it supplied to the hotel and pub chain Whitbread.
Paragon Quality foods have released a statement after it was found some of the
beefburgers they supplied to a chain of hotels have been found to contain horse meat. It reads as follows:
- "Paragon Quality foods only buys beef from licensed and approved EU suppliers.
- Since the outbreak of the “horse meat scandal” in the European supply chain, we have carried out extensive testing for equine in our burgers all of which were clear to date, with the exception one product, which is still being investigated.
- Independently a number of our customers in the UK and Europe have also tested our products and to date all results were clear.
- Paragon have never knowingly bought or handled equine meat products. All our records are available for scrutiny to our customers and FSA officials."
– Spokesman, Paragon Quality Foods Ltd
This is a supply chain problem across Europe due to the adulteration of raw material by criminal elements. As a key beef burger manufacturer the integrity of our product is paramount. We have therefore decided to implement an industry leading system of positive release of all products as from Monday 18th February 2013.
Doncaster food manufacturing company Paragon Quality Foods Ltd have confirmed that some beefburgers they supplied to a chain of hotels have been found to contain horsemeat.
The company says stressed it has only ever bought meat from reputable suppliers.
– Spokesman, Paragon Quality Foods Ltd
“Paragon supplies Whitbread with three beefburgers, and we are advised that equine test results were clear for two of these products and positive for one.
The product in question was first produced by us on January 18, 2013.
We are conducting our own tests on the retained sample of this batch as part of our ongoing investigations.
Paragon have never knowingly bought or handled equine meat products. All our records are available for scrutiny to our customers and FSA officials.”