6:48 pm, Thu 21 Mar 2013 Lamb chop in urinal controversy
Meat industry anger over marketing disaster for lamb
The Welsh meat industry has reacted angrily to a new campaign by the Food Standards Agency that puts lamb in the toilet.
A poster depicting lamb chops at the bottom of a urinal advises people to check the hygiene rating of restaurants - but critics say it's a marketing disaster for Welsh lamb, as Lorna Prichard reports.
11:13 am, Thu 21 Mar 2013 Lamb chop in urinal controversy
FSA: 'We are not saying there is a problem with lamb'
The advert does show some delicious-looking lamb in a strange setting. We are not saying there is a problem with lamb.
We are simply reminding consumers to check hygiene standards when eating out, and not just the appearance of an establishment, as this could be deceptive.
We trust the intelligence of the public on this one. We don’t think anyone will be put off eating lamb by this advert.
– Food Standards Agency spokesperson
11:09 am, Thu 21 Mar 2013 Lamb chop in urinal controversy
Union: 'Disgrace' to link lamb with poor hygiene
It is plain idiocy that the repercussions of such an advertisement were not spotted by the FSA. It's little wonder that criminals were able to pass off horsemeat as beef under the FSA's noses if they were too busy dreaming up inflammatory and misleading messages like this.
If premises have standards of hygiene which are akin to food being served in urinals then the FSA should deal with them.
Launching a publically-funded campaign like this and associating a top quality product with standards of hygiene which should result in premises being closed down is absolute madness and a disgrace.
– Emyr Jones, President of the Farmers' Union of Wales
The National Sheep Association has also criticised the inclusion of lamb in the FSA's campaign.
10:38 am, Thu 21 Mar 2013 Lamb chop in urinal controversy
Farmers' union slams poster showing lamb chop in urinal
The poster is part of campaign to get people to look for outlets' food hygiene ratings.
Credit: Food Standards Agency
Welsh farmers have criticised a campaign by the Food Standards Agency which shows a lamb chop placed in the bottom of a urinal.
"We are appalled that lamb has been singled out to portray such a negative and extreme message", Farmers' Union of Wales president Emyr Jones said.
The union has demanded that the FSA removes the images from all public places immediately.
6:37 pm, Thu 21 Feb 2013
Beefburger products withdrawn after horsemeat found
Beefburger products made by a mid-Wales company have been withdrawn
after tests revealed the presence of horsemeat.
The Food Standards Agency say three samples tested positive for at least 1% horsemeat in tests carried out by Powys County Council.
Our West Wales reporter
Kevin Ashford sent us this report from Llandrindod Wells.
2:08 pm, Thu 21 Feb 2013
More products withdrawn after horsemeat revealed
Beefburger products made by a mid-Wales firm have been withdrawn after tests revealed the presence of horsemeat.
Three samples of beefburger products made by Builth Wells catering supplier The Burger Manufacturing Company tested positive for at least 1% horsemeat.
The test were requested by the Food Standards Agency and carried out by Powys County Council.
Further tests will now be carried out to establish how much horsemeat the products contain and to test for the presence of the veterinary medicine phenylbutazone.
The FSA said the company is contacting its customers to inform them of the results and to recall any affected products.
9:15 pm, Tue 19 Feb 2013 Food wholesaler horse fears
Nursery and nursing home both had cottage pie
A nursery in the South Wales Valleys and a nursing home in Gwent both bought the cottage pie from Castell Howell wholesalers.
The pie was made by Oak Farm Foods; five customers in total are believed to be affected.
5:03 pm, Fri 15 Feb 2013 'Horsemeat' raid: men bailed
FSA on 'steady progress' of tests on beef products
Steve Wearne, director of the Food Standards Agency in Wales, has spoken about the first of industry results from beef products that have been tested for the presence of horse DNA.
He told ITV News' Consumer Editor
Chris Choi it was "steady progress and we want the industry to continue until we have a complete picture of all beef products on sale in the UK".