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France has partially reinstated the licence of the company implicated in the horsemeat scandal, according to reports in France.
Le Figaro newspaper said Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll told AFP the Spanghero company could resume supplying frozen mince, sausages and ready meals only.
Downing Street has emphasised that the onus is on the food industry to rebuild confidence among consumers after the horsemeat scandal.
"There is a job to try to address consumer confidence. That is the responsibility of the retailers and the meat industry," a Number 10 spokeswoman said.
Supermarket sales have taken a battering from the recent horsemeat scandal.
Shadow Environment Minister Huw Irranca-Davies told Daybreak that the responsibility of solving the issue, lies with Defra.
He said the responsibility for food provenance goes right across the supply chain, and added that it was not "right" the Government had been "pointing their finger at the supermarkets" for blame.
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The results of tests on further products are not expected to be available until later in the week.
The Government will ask Britain's leading supermarkets to spell out today how they plan to restore consumer confidence following the horsemeat scandal.
Food retailers and trade bodies will meet the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson in Westminster this afternoon. It comes after some ministers said they were "frustrated" with the initial response from supermarkets when it emerged horsemeat had been found in some products.
The boss of Iceland has blamed local councils for driving down food standards and contributing to the horsemeat scandal.
Today, allegations that the government knew horsemeat entered the food chain as far back as 2011 have emerged, and the government says it is investigating.
Meanwhile, farmers' markets are reporting a hike in sales, as shoppers increasingly want to know where their meat has come from.
Malcolm Walker, chief executive of Iceland, said retailers are not to blame for the horsemeat scandal, as food prices are being driven down by local authorities who operate an "invisible market" catering to schools, care homes and hospitals.
He said the horsemeat scandal has been "hyped out of all proportion."
"Cheap food doesn't come from supermarkets it is driven by local authorities trying to get their prices down. "
The Local Government Association has hit back at criticisms from the Chief Executive of Iceland, who said the "invisible" market for cheap food for local authorities is to be blamed for driving down food standards.
Mehboob Khan is Chairman of the LGA's safer communities board and leader of Kirklees Council. He said the blame lay firmly with manufacturers, suppliers and retailers:
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has called for a Europe-wide overhaul of food testing in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.
Mr Paterson told Sky News that the current system relies too heavily on trusting paperwork that comes with meat shipments. He said:
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Wholesaler Castell Howell have contacted customers after a 'possible contamination' of cottage pies.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has just announced it will extend its UK-wide survey of burgers and similar beef products.