8:35pm 17th January 2013
Thirsk and Malton MP Anne McIntosh has announced the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee will be examining the contamination of beef products sold in UK supermarkets in her role as chair.
Anne McIntosh said: “Following the discovery of equine and porcine DNA in a number of supermarket beef products, the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hold a public evidence session on contamination of beef products on Wednesday 30 January."
“The session is intended to focus on the effectiveness of traceability, labelling and hygiene standards in the food supply chain and the role of government, food processors and retailers.”
Those who wish to submit written evidence on these and related matters are invited to do so by Thursday 24 January 2013.