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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Nearly £10 million worth of cuts to public services in Northamptonshire are due to move a step closer today (Thursday 19 October).
Cloudy and misty overnight with rain clearing northwards.
Rain for many on Thursday.