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Asda boss' horsemeat shock

The boss of Asda today described his "shock" as revelations of the horsemeat contamination scandal broke, vowing to leave "no stone unturned" to address problems in the supply chain.

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Number 10 'criticises retailers for silence on horsemeat'

The apparent silence of retailers on the horsemeat scandal has been criticised by Downing Street, according to the BBC.

Downing Street has criticised retailers silence on the horsemeat scandal, according to the BBC. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A Number 10 source told the corporation: "It isn't acceptable for retailers to remain silent while customers have been misled about the content of the food they have been buying".

Retailers said they would comment on the crisis once the test results on horsemeat in processed meals were available.

The first results will be made public today.

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