Retailers 'increased surveillance and monitoring' after horsemeat finds

I’m encouraged by these updated results which confirm how few products have been involved and that any that were have already been removed.

We continue to take this very seriously. While we may be nearing the end of the FSA testing phase, ever since the incident first occurred, we’ve gone further by increasing our surveillance and monitoring procedures. This will continue as we look to review current practices. We’ll be working closely with Government, the regulator and our suppliers to learn the lessons and implement all and every necessary change required.

– British Retail Consortium Director General Helen Dickinson

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Birds Eye horse DNA discovery

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