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MPs attack Govt over horsemeat

Ministers are facing calls from MPs for more testing of processed meat amid fears that beef products contaminated with horse meat could contain substances harmful to humans.

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Waitrose emails customers after pork found in beef meatballs

Waitrose Managing Director Mark Price wrote:

We have now done tests on 40 of our meat products. No horsemeat was found in any of these tests.

We did, however, discover that in two batches of our essential Waitrose frozen British beef meatballs (480g), some of the meatballs may contain some pork.

Although the meatballs are safe to eat, pork is not listed as an ingredient and should not be part of the recipe.

Like me, I'm sure nothing is more important to you than the safety, quality and taste of the food you give your family and that is why I wanted to write to you directly in this way.

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