Food chiefs 'doing everything' to make sure town not hit by horse meat scandal

Warrington Guardian: Peter Astley, from Warrington Borough Council Peter Astley, from Warrington Borough Council

FOOD standards bosses in Warrington say that are doing ‘all they can’ to make sure residents in the town are not affected by the horse meat scandal.

Warrington Borough Council’s public protection team say it has been working with local food producers, including those who use minced beef in their products, to ensure that they can verify their audit trail.

Officers have also been recommending that producers commission their own independent tests to back up their audit trail.

A spokesman said the team is helping all public bodies in the borough including prisons, private hospitals, colleges, academies and the local authority’s school meals service to examine their respective supply chains.

Peter Astley, the council’s public protection manager, said: "In the wake of this national issue I'm keen to assure our residents that we are doing all we can in Warrington to ensure that the public are not exposed to adulterated meat products.

“We are carefully monitoring the national picture to ensure that we react quickly to any new developments. ”

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10:00am Wed 13 Feb 13

MikeJT says...

Solution......on all meat products include a warning "may contain traces of horse". This will solve the biggest issue which is that people don't know that they may be eating it. Horse-meat in itself is perfectly fine to eat.
Solution......on all meat products include a warning "may contain traces of horse". This will solve the biggest issue which is that people don't know that they may be eating it. Horse-meat in itself is perfectly fine to eat. MikeJT

10:06am Wed 13 Feb 13

Melonfish says...

Yeah but the problem is that horse falls into the "cute" animal category, some people don't like eating things that are cute, rabbits and squirrels etc.
however cows are considered smelly and ugly so are made into mince.
I wonder has anyone checked mcdonalds for horse meat? i've never eaten a burger from there that actually tasted like beef...
Yeah but the problem is that horse falls into the "cute" animal category, some people don't like eating things that are cute, rabbits and squirrels etc. however cows are considered smelly and ugly so are made into mince. I wonder has anyone checked mcdonalds for horse meat? i've never eaten a burger from there that actually tasted like beef... Melonfish

12:54pm Wed 13 Feb 13

old-codger says...

Old Mc Donald had a farm,
He had cow,s, Pig,s Sheep, Chickens and Horses.
I understand they only use American beef until this scandal is over.
As for the taste, Well I agree with Melonfish on that one,
Old Mc Donald had a farm, He had cow,s, Pig,s Sheep, Chickens and Horses. I understand they only use American beef until this scandal is over. As for the taste, Well I agree with Melonfish on that one, old-codger

12:55pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Cheap Mower says...

They've now found human dna in welsh lambs
They've now found human dna in welsh lambs Cheap Mower

7:22pm Wed 13 Feb 13

old-codger says...

Baaaa humbug :)
Baaaa humbug :) old-codger

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