– Ceredigion County Council statement
Ceredigion County Council’s Commercial Services Team is assisting the Food Standards Agency with its investigation. Within the team are competent and highly experienced Trading Standards Officers who, if requested, can take formal samples of foodstuffs, assist with traceability issues and liaise with analytical laboratories for professional guidance.
The Team will work in partnership with the Agency and will act on available evidence in determining which premises, if any, should be targeted for sampling.
Several Welsh councils have withdrawn certain beef products from use in schools and care homes after a sample of frozen mince from an approved Newport-based supplier reportedly tested positive for horsemeat.