Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has told reporters that consumers are being "defrauded" by the on-going horsemeat scandal, and the sooner it can be resolved the sooner confidence can be restored in European food systems.
Mr Paterson was speaking ahead of a summit in Brussels with his European counterparts to discuss the scandal.
The EU is urging member states to carry out tens of thousands of tests in the wake of the horsemeat scandal - but who will foot the bill?
Romanians are smarting at accusations that abattoirs there put horsemeat into the food chain.
Poland's deputy chief veterinary officer says his investigation shows the country's meat products are "genuine beef" and alleges fraud.