Horsemeat scandal: Welsh Government Response

The Welsh Government has been updating AMs on the horsemeat scandal with a statement in the Senedd.

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Consumers 'have every reason' for confidence in food says minister.

Restoring confidence in the quality of our food is now a top priority, according to the Welsh Government minister dealing with the horsemeat scandal. Alun Davies has just told AMs that he's held talks with retailers about reassuring consumers.

Food in the United Kingdom is very, very safe. Food poisoning is at very, very low levels.The amount of contamination and the amount of adulteration is very, very small. So consumers have every reason to have every confidence in the food that they provide for their families.

– Deputy Minister for Agriculture Alun Davies AM

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