Supermarket chiefs at Government horsemeat summit

A meeting between the Environment Secretary and representatives of leading supermarkets and food retail trade bodies has started at Defra's Westminster offices. Representatives from the following supermarkets and trade bodies are present:

  • Tesco
  • Asda
  • Sainsbury's
  • Morrisons
  • The Institute of Grocery Distribution
  • The Food and Drink Federation

Owen Paterson is expected to press those attending to do more to restore public trust in food following the scandal.

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