Results from horse DNA food checks expected today

The outcome of three months of checks for horse DNA and the anti-inflammatory drug bute in processed food are expected today.

The regime of the investigation was agreed by EU ministers in February, including 2,500 random tests on processed food for horse DNA and 4,000 for bute.

The results of three months of tests will be revealed today Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The move comes as the Government announced it was launching a wide-ranging review into the horse meat scandal to restore consumer confidence in the food they buy.

The results of the investigation are expected to be declared in Brussels, at 11am UK time.