Minister: 'Outrageous consumers bought horsemeat'

"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."

– Environment secretary Owen Paterson

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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.