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Horsemeat scandal: Government 'flat-footed' over crisis

The government's response to the horsemeat scandal has been criticised as "flat-footed" by a group of MPs.

They have called for greater testing of products to reassure people there is not a threat to human health.

The Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee also said that if criminals were illegally passing off horsemeat as beef they were unlikely to be applying adequate hygiene standards

The EU is urging members to conduct random tests to tackle a widening scandal over mislabelled horsemeat.

Simon Clemison reports.

  • 14 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK
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