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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Lots of you have been getting in touch to tell us your Yorkshire Pudding recipes in honour of Yorkshire Pudding day.
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Today marks National Yorkshire Pudding Day so we had a look at the origins of the famous pud.