Food critic Matthew Fort samples a ready meal
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Food critic Matthew Fort sinks teeth into ready meal

28 February 2013 Last updated at 11:02 GMT

Sales of ready meals have fallen 13% since it emerged that horsemeat and pork have been found in products like beef lasagne and beef ravioli.

But despite the reduction, consumers in the UK still buy more ready-made meals than any other major European country, spending around £2.6bn last year - double that of the French and six times more than in Spain.

Food critic Matthew Fort discusses the allure of the convenient dinner.