Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson MP, has said that buying something labelled beef which ends up being horse meat is "fraud".
Speaking at the NFU conference in Birmingham, where one thousand farmers have gathered, he also told listeners "we must ensure the British public have confidence in the industry and what they're eating".
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Most parts becoming dry. Sunny spells on Friday.
Outbreaks of rain tonight but drier and brighter tomorrow.
It includes the National Space Centre and the Guildhall.