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Several Welsh councils have withdrawn certain beef products from use in schools and care homes after a sample of frozen mince from an approved Newport-based supplier reportedly tested positive for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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Newport Council statement on 'horsemeat' test result

Newport City Council’s trading standards department is working with Newport company Welsh Bros. Foods Ltd following positive test results for horsemeat.

Investigations into the source of the contamination are ongoing and a product withdrawal is being overseen.

All action being taken is in line with Food Standards Agency guidelines.

Newport schools do not use this supplier; however, investigations into whether council care homes have purchased this specific product are being carried out.

– Newport City Council spokesperson

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