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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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Poll: Women more likely to stop eating ready meals because of horsemeat scandal

New ComRes opinion poll statistics for The Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror have revealed that women are more likely than men to stop eating ready meals due to the horsemeat scandal.

Here is a breakdown of the statistics:

  • I have stopped eating meat ready meals as a result of the reports of horsemeat in British food:
  • Women (35%) are more likely than men (27%) to say they have stopped eating ready meals.
  • Agree: 31% Disagree: 58%
  • I have stopped eating meat altogether as a result of the reports of horsemeat in British food:
  • Agree: 7% Disagree: 87%

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