The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is holding an emergency summit on the issue of horsemeat in contaminated British food products today.
« What we want to see are meaningful results which give us a picture of what is happening, because I want to have evidence, and meaningful evidence, by next Friday with which I can reassure the public that we are completely determined to get to the bottom of what may be incompetence or may be a criminal conspiracy, » he told Parliament.
« Most of the factories that I’ve spent my career in will have very good traceability systems, » Trading Standards’ Andy Foster told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
« It only takes one person to not follow the rules at some place in… [the] food chain… and that’s when things start to go wrong. »