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Horsemeat: Farmers' 'winter from hell'

Farmers' anger at the horsemeat scandal will be reflected at their national conference, union leaders have said.

Many farmers believe the crisis over mis-labelled food has damaged consumer confidence in the supply chain.

Speaking to the the Today programme's John Humphrys, National Farmers' Union (NFU) president Peter Kendall said: "this has been a summer and winter from hell for farmers."

Deborah Hallett, founder and managing director of At 90 Degrees, a management-consulting firm, said supermarket food supply chains are unavoidable in some cases.

However, she indicated that there would not be a problem in supply chains if the quality of the food that is produced in Europe is kept to the standards that are upheld in the UK.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday 27 February 2013.

  • 27 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK