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.
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.