More tests reveal 'horsemeat'

Several Welsh councils have withdrawn certain beef products from use in schools and care homes after a sample of frozen mince from an approved Newport-based supplier reportedly tested positive for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.

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Conservatives: Thorough food testing needed

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.

– Antoinette Sandbach AM, Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs

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