Environment Secretary : More plants may shut over horsemeat scandal
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has said that there may be further meat plant closures as the horsemeat scandal is investigated.
On Tuesday, a meat firm near Aberystwyth and a slaughterhouse in West Yorkshire were raided by the Food Standards Agency and police.
Speaking on his way to an EU meeting about the crisis in Brussels, Mr Paterson said: "This has come up very rapidly. Nobody had a clue that there was adulteration of beef products... It looked like an issue of trace."
"What changed the whole thing onto a completely different plane was the revelation from Luxembourg of significant amounts of horse. That has changed the whole argument."
13 Feb 2013
- From the section UK