Agriculture minister David Heath told the Commons the Food Standards Agency checks all meat to ensure it is fit for human consumption, following claims by Wakefield MP, Mary Creagh that carcinogens may have made their way into the food chain through contaminated horse meat.
Where positive results of phenylbutazone are found the FSA investigates and takes follow-up action to trace the meat.
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The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo are running across the Atlantic, reaching the UK early Tuesday bringing a period of strong winds to the UK.
The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will reach the UK on Monday night, bringing a period of strong winds and heavy rain to the UK.
An unsettled week with showers or rain and some very strong winds. There's a Met Office warning for gales as we head into Tuesday