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


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.