Environment Secretary Owen Paterson
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Owen Paterson: 'These products on sale are safe'

The environment secretary has said he expects legal action relating to the horse meat scandal to begin in other European countries.

Owen Paterson reiterated that he was not aware of any health risk from what had happened but said consumers should be prepared for more unwelcome news.

He told the BBC that the products were safe to eat but were not as labelled, so it was a case of fraud.

  • 11 Feb 2013