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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Scots up in arms on meat

Published 24/02/2013|04:00

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SCOTTISH Labour's rural affairs spokeswoman Claire Baker has accused the country's devolved government of being "asleep on the job" over the horsemeat scandal.

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She said: "Both producers and consumers deserve better than this level of complacency and incompetence."

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson also said: "Richard Lochhead has been caught asleep on the job while one of the biggest food scares for several years has been taking place."

Responding, Mr Lochhead, cabinet secretary for rural affairs, said: "At least 14 countries across Europe are now affected by the horsemeat scandal and products have been withdrawn from schools and colleges across the UK."

Irish Independent

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