– Janet Finch-Saunders AM, Shadow Minister for Local Government
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.
Several Welsh councils have withdrawn certain beef products from use in schools and care homes after a sample of frozen mince from an approved Newport-based supplier reportedly tested positive for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.