It is unlikely the exact number of people in the UK who have unwittingly eaten
horse meat will ever be known, the chief executive of the Food Standards Agency
(FSA) has conceded.
Catherine Brown said that testing was the right way to address the issue, and
said the focus would be on areas of higher risk.
But she admitted that how many people who had unknowingly eaten horse meat was
likely to be impossible to ascertain.
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.