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Waitrose removes beef meatballs

Waitrose has removed two batches of frozen beef meatballs from shelves after traces of pork were found after several tests.

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No 10 refuses to say if school dinners tested for horse meat

Downing Street described the latest incident as "distasteful" but stressed there was no evidence of a health risk and urged consumers to follow the FSA advice.

A Number 10 spokeswoman said the matter appeared to involve "acts of criminality" which were being investigated by the police, including officers from the UK.

She could not say, however, whether any tests had been done on school dinners, hospital and prison meals or other state-provided food.

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