Environment Secretary: Horsemeat scandal was 'totally unacceptable'

Owen Paterson MP
Owen Paterson MP Credit: PA

Secretary of State at Defra, Owen Paterson, MP for North Shropshire, says sale of horse meat as beef was totally unacceptable.

He told the NFU conference in Birmingham.

"I am determined this criminal activity should be stopped."

Owen Paterson MP at the conference
Owen Paterson MP at the conference Credit: ITV News Central

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