"It is outrageous that consumers have been buying products labelled beef, but which turn out to be horsemeat. The government is taking urgent action with the independent Food Standards Agency, industry and European partners."
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.