The government has dismissed calls for a ban on importing meat from the European Union as the horsemeat scandal spread across the continent.
The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson told ITV News a band would only be brought in if beef contaminated with horsemeat was found to be a "health risk".
A leading food scientist says the rule change that sparked the horsemeat beef scandal affected lamb products too, and they should be tested.
Retailers and the Food Standards Agency held an emergency meeting today to decide how to proceed with the horsemeat scandal.
The government has called an emergency meeting with retailers and the Food Standards Agency to discuss the horsemeat scandal.