Council withdraws mince from Newport meat supplier in horsemeat scare
3:47pm Friday 1st March 2013 in News
NEWPORT City Council has withdrawn minced beef products supplied by Welsh Brothers to its care homes as a precaution.
Earlier this week the company, who are based on the Leeway Industrial estate in Newport, that they had discovered traces of horse meat in some of its minced beef products.
The company was a supplier to the Welsh Purchasing Association (WPA), a consortium of local councils from across south Wales who club together to buy certain services. Only Newport and Caerphilly councils in Gwent were part of the WPA’s fresh meat contract, which was run by Caerphilly.
"The Newport-based company is working with the council’s trading standards officers after a sample taken in another authority area revealed traces of horsemeat in a minced beef product it had supplied.
"Welsh Bros has co-operated fully in the withdrawal of its minced beef products and has contacted all its customers."