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Prof Hugh Pennington issues cuts food safety warning

The closure of Wales' only publicly-run food testing laboratory due to cuts mean councils may struggle to respond to another incident like the horsemeat scandal, a food safety expert has said.

Prof Hugh Pennington warned that relying on private laboratories could create problems in times of crisis.

Cardiff council said cuts had forced the closure but it would ensure public safety was maintained.

Eight other local authorities also use the laboratory.

Political reporter Paul Martin has more.

  • 28 Aug 2014
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