Wakefield MP Mary Creagh, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, today called for European-wide testing of meat products:
With every passing day this scandal seems to get wider. I raised the problem of bute contaminated horsemeat being released into the food chain with Defra Ministers last month yet up until two days ago horses were still not being tested for bute and were being released for human consumption. Parliamentary answers released this week show 9,405 horses were slaughtered in the UK for human consumption abroad last year. We must make sure horse meat is not contaminated with bute.
We need other European countries to test for horse meat to see the how far this horse adulteration has spread. It is not just the food industry that is losing faith with Owen Paterson, the Prime Minister is too.
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.