UK plants raided in FSA horse meat probe as Waitrose pulls frozen meatballs

Metro

The prime minister has warned anyone involved in passing off horse meat as beef will face the full brunt of the law after two UK plants were raided and closed down.

David Cameron defended the government’s response to the growing scandal and added it would push for ‘meaningful’ tests on products by retailers and suppliers.

‘If there has been criminal activity there should be the full intervention of the law,’ he said.

The government and food safety officials have said they are shocked that UK processing plants may be implicated in the horse meat scandal, as two facilities were targeted by authorities last night.

Meat and documents were seized from the Peter Boddy slaughterhouse in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, and Farmbox Meats at Llandre in Aberystwyth, West Wales, by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on Tuesday.

As environment secretary Owen Paterson travels to Brussels for an EU summit on the horse…

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