Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • Denis MacShane | Hollande announces he will not run in 2017 unless unemployment is down. Only the...

    • source icon
    • 16:40
  • Caroline Lucas | The fight against fracking continues and I'm proud to rejoin it

    • source icon
    • 16:30
  • Axelrod is "struck by Ed Miliband's vision" Amazing how a large 5 figure cash su...

    • source icon
    • 16:14
  • Significant that Farage now talking about cracking down on zero-hour contracts. ...

    • source icon
    • 16:02
  • MP John Glenn wants to take party politics out of foodbanks.Might be easier if h...

    • source icon
    • 15:59
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

Story Tracker

Select Story:

Sodexo withdraws beef products

Sodexo withdraws beef products
Catering firm Sodexo has withdrawn all frozen beef products from 2,300 outlets after horsemeat was found during tests of its products.

The French firm - which supplies the Armed Forces and a number of hospitals and schools - said it has launched an internal investigation "to understand how this regrettable situation arose".

"Despite repeated guarantees from our suppliers, our sampling has identified a frozen beef product which tested positive for equine DNA," Sodexo said in a statement. "This situation is totally unacceptable."

Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh said it was "deeply worrying" that the firm had taken several weeks to discover horse meat in its products.

"Councils, schools and hospitals must have total confidence in their meat suppliers - and the Government's advice that they should simply ask big catering companies for reassurance is totally ineffective," she said.

But further test results released by the Food Standards Agency have shown 99% of tested food products are free of horsemeat.

Director of Operations at the FSA, Andrew Rhodes, said the results show the crisis was "contained" and played down fears of a widespread problem in the industry.

 

Green Box: Sodexo withdraws beef productsClick to open

+ Expand all - Collapse all

Recommended External Links

Full access for £22 a month...

PoliticsHome PRO Find out more