Government dismisses calls to ban meat imports

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".

ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports:

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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.