– Antoinette Sandbach AM, Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs
Welsh Ministers must work with local authorities to launch a thorough programme of testing of food to establish where horsemeat has been sold as beef.
Local authorities already have the power to intervene and prosecute a food business, which tries to pass off a product as organic, when it is not.
The law needs to come down equally hard on anyone who has knowingly deceived the public by selling a product, which is not as described.
Consumers must have confidence that the food they buy is safe and is accurately labelled so they can make an informed choice.
Several Welsh councils have withdrawn certain beef products from use in schools and care homes after a sample of frozen mince from an approved Newport-based supplier reportedly tested positive for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.