A few MPs are intending to ask questions about whether food checks have been neglected in the public spending cuts.
However, the officials told me they "are about level" with tests in previous times - though it is clear that the DNA tests done in the Irish republic are expensive.
There is no regulatory requirement for food firms to conduct there own - indeed since 2000 there has been an ethos of self-regulation with firms told to keep their own internal audits.
The horsemeat scandal demonstrates how long and complicated the food chain we all depend on is. Regulating our food supply is expensive.
Some of the best, and worst, jokes and gags from Twitter users discussing the discovery of horse DNA in some supermarket beef burgers.
We've seen the jokes on Twitter but the discovery of horse and pig DNA in beefburgers poses a serious question; where did it come from?