Horse meat raids "shocking"

The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson has described this afternoon's Horse meat raid at a slaughterhouse in Todmorden as "absolutely shocking."

It's totally unacceptable if any business in the UK is defrauding the public bypassing off horse meat as beef. I expect the full force of the law to be brought down on anyone involved in this kind of activity.

– Owen Paterson, Environment Secretary

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Horse meat scandal

Another firm in our region has been drawn into the horse meat scandal. Paragon Quality Foods, in Doncaster is now testing all its products after a burger it sold to hotel and pub giant Whitbread was find to contain horse DNA.