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Asda boss' horsemeat shock

The boss of Asda today described his "shock" as revelations of the horsemeat contamination scandal broke, vowing to leave "no stone unturned" to address problems in the supply chain.

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Mumsnet: Faster school and hospital meal tests needed

Justine Roberts, co-founder and chief executive of Mumsnet has urged the Food Standards Agency to speed up testing of school and hospital meals for horse DNA.

We are bemused at why schools and hospitals have been given until April to test the meat they serve while retailers and food companies were ordered to do it in a week.

Today's news that horsemeat has been found in cottage pie delivered to schools in Lancashire underlines the fact that the low-cost catering firms who often supply schools and hospitals are, if anything, more vulnerable than the big supermarkets.

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