Paul Brannen: Why keeping our meat safe is all about trust

North East Labour MEP Paul Brannen says preventing issues like the horsemeat scandal is a key part of the EU's remit

Butcher Simon Osborne in the Blagdon Farm Shop

Independent butchers reap the benefits of the horsemeat scandal

Jane Hall talks to two North East butchers who are nominated for awards

Stephen and James Knox of Yokshire Dales Meat Company

The Yorkshire Dales Meat Company's sales rocket after horsemeat scandal

The Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has seen a 20% rise in sales of its products in Asda supermarkets since the horsemeat scandal this time last year

Food being tested during last year's horse meat scandal

North Tyneside MP urges ministers to fight food fraud criminals

North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon demands action after inquiry finds consumers still at risk following horsemeat scandal

Tesco defends plan after sales drop

TESCO was forced to defend its £1bn turnaround plans after UK sales dropped amid further fallout from the horsemeat scandal.


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