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'Devious' horsemeat criminals must be caught, says MP

MPs say they are "dismayed" at the slow pace of investigations into the horsemeat scandal, six months after the first mislabelling cases emerged.

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee said it heard mislabelling of horsemeat as beef in products in the UK and Ireland was "highly organised".

Its chairwoman Anne McIntosh told BBC Breakfast: "Speed is of the essence because these criminals are not going to help themselves be discovered. They are very devious".

The Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) said police were still investigating.

  • 16 Jul 2013
  • From the section UK
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