Findus 'not invited' to horsemeat crisis talks

Findus has said that it was not invited to today's meeting with environment secretary Owen Paterson at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) about the horsemeat crisis.

Defra said that four of the 14 groups and retailers invited to horsemeat summit did not turn up.

They were M&S, Waitrose, Lidl and the Chilled Food Association.

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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.