Environment Secretary: Horsemeat 'conspiracy against public'

Horsemeat being sold to the public as beef is "fraud" and a "conspiracy against the public", the Environment Secretary said today.

Secretary of State for Environment, Owen Paterson says other tests may be done. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Asked if there were any plans to test for traces of other meats, such as dog, Owen Paterson said:

"It may be very isolated, it might be a small number of suppliers involved in the horse trade we don't know, but I think that as we progress and we'll know more over the course of the next few weeks, we can decide what to do next".


Waitrose removes beef meatballs

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