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:
- 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.
Wholesaler Castell Howell have contacted customers after a 'possible contamination' of cottage pies.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has just announced it will extend its UK-wide survey of burgers and similar beef products.
The horsemeat scandal continues to diminish public confidence in the food industry, an ITV News Index poll finds.