Local authorities should be undertaking urgent investigations to reassure consumers that council-run food outlets have not been affected by the horsemeat scandal.
Parents will be especially keen to learn whether school canteens have inadvertently put horsemeat in meals.
A swift programme of testing can help establish the truth and hopefully reassure consumers of the quality of food being sold in Wales.
Approved supplier Welsh Bros Foods confirmed a sample of its frozen minced beef has 'potentially tested positive' for above 1% horsemeat.
The Welsh Government says it is working with the police to ensure allegations of horse meat at a plant in west Wales are dealt with.