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Beef contamination: FSA, Iceland, Tesco, government ministers give evidence

30 January 2013

Following the discovery of horsemeat and traces of pig in a number of supermarket beef products, the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee will take evidence on 30 January 2013 at 2.45pm.

Wednesday 30 January

Location: Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster.

Witnesses

At 2.45 pm – Food Standards Agency

  • The Rt  Hon Lord Jeff Rooker, Chair
  • Catherine Brown, Chief Executive

At 3:30 pm –  Retailers: Tesco and Iceland

  • Trish Twohig, Technical Manager, Iceland
  • Tim Smith, Technical Director, Tesco

At 4:15 pm – Government

  • David Heath MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Defra
  • Anna Soubry MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health
  • Steve Wearne, Director, Food Standards Agency Wales

Issues

The session will explore a range of issues, including:

  • The effectiveness of traceability;
  • Labelling and hygiene standards in the food supply chain and the role of government, food processors and retailers;
  • Responsibility for food safety and port entry controls of meat imports.

Further information

Image: PA

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