UPDATE: Newport firm's shock at horsemeat find

South Wales Argus: SHOCK DISCOVERY: Newport supplier Welsh Bros Ltd said it was "a huge shock" after horsemeat was found in the products it supplies to Pembrokeshire council SHOCK DISCOVERY: Newport supplier Welsh Bros Ltd said it was "a huge shock" after horsemeat was found in the products it supplies to Pembrokeshire council

A NEWPORT supplier said it was "a huge shock" after horsemeat was found in the products supplies to a Welsh council.

Pembrokeshire council has withdrawn all mince products from its schools, care homes and day centres with immediate effect after horse was found in some of Welsh Bros Ltd's products.

Meat supplied by the Gwent firm to a consortium of councils - including Pembrokeshire - was found to have horse meat present after tests.

Council bosses from the West Wales local authority said they had been given assurances by their other suppliers that their meats were fully traceable.

Meanwhile, Welsh Bros described the horse meat find as a huge shock.

Managing director Alan Haycock, from the company based on the Leeway Industrial Estate, said: "We received an email about this last night.

"A test came back positive.

"We haven't seen the certificate yet.

"But this is all under investigation with trading standards now and we are waiting for further information.’’ It is believed the meat involved was distributed in December 2012.

"We're very busy contacting our customers now and letting them know,’’ added Mr Haycock.

Pembrokeshire Council said the mince "may’’ have been supplied to schools as well as council-run residential homes and day centres within the county, so it decided to withdraw the affected products.

Affected batch tested 'produced three months ago' - statement

Welsh Bros Ltd issued a formal statement saying: "The batch affected was produced nearly three months ago. Welsh Bros Foods did have a clear test result for frozen free flow minced beef on 17.01.13. We submitted these samples when the horse meat scandal first broke in January.

"We have since submitted further samples which we are still awaiting test results for.

"Welsh Bros has been provided with test results from other authorities who have tested more recent batches of our free flow minced beef and these have been reported as being clear.

"We therefore believe at this stage that this is an isolated incident.

"We have today issued a withdraw notice with the Food Standards Agency for frozen free flow minced beef produced between 13.12.12 which was the pack date of the suspect test and 17.01.13 which is the date we achieved our clear test result."

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1:47pm Wed 27 Feb 13

displayed says...

Neigh ver!

Thats several firms now caught out on the trot!
If the shoe fits, wear it!

The problems is certainly galloping along, with no sign of it slowing down to a canter!

Personally I think the firms involved should hoof it out of here!

Clip, clop................
......
Neigh ver! Thats several firms now caught out on the trot! If the shoe fits, wear it! The problems is certainly galloping along, with no sign of it slowing down to a canter! Personally I think the firms involved should hoof it out of here! Clip, clop................ ...... displayed
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2:05pm Wed 27 Feb 13

coalpicker says...

Thirty years ago one in eight of the population developed cancer,today it is one in three . I pose the question, have unscrupulous producers and purveyors
of food been poisoning us for profit . I believe the common denominator is the many hundreds of new chemicals entering the environment every year and
through lackadaisical policing of the food chain, augmented by the profit regardless brigade, horse meat pretending to be beef is but an example,God alone knows what else we are being fed.
Thirty years ago one in eight of the population developed cancer,today it is one in three . I pose the question, have unscrupulous producers and purveyors of food been poisoning us for profit . I believe the common denominator is the many hundreds of new chemicals entering the environment every year and through lackadaisical policing of the food chain, augmented by the profit regardless brigade, horse meat pretending to be beef is but an example,God alone knows what else we are being fed. coalpicker
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2:13pm Wed 27 Feb 13

KarmaSuitsYa says...

Hahaha - never been happier to be a vegetarian.
Hahaha - never been happier to be a vegetarian. KarmaSuitsYa
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2:37pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Readthepaper says...

Poor horses...
Poor horses... Readthepaper
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2:37pm Wed 27 Feb 13

maninundy's says...

Do you actually grow and cook all your own food???? unless you can see the whole food chain ..do you really know what you are eating and drinking
Do you actually grow and cook all your own food???? unless you can see the whole food chain ..do you really know what you are eating and drinking maninundy's
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3:13pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Goldy_Lookin_Clart says...

I guess no one has noticed that our travelling friends horses are no longer tethered to NCC's grass verges like!!!!
Is there a link like?
I guess no one has noticed that our travelling friends horses are no longer tethered to NCC's grass verges like!!!! Is there a link like? Goldy_Lookin_Clart
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3:44pm Wed 27 Feb 13

smokintheweed says...

KarmaSuitsYa wrote:
Hahaha - never been happier to be a vegetarian.
Well aren't we the smug little git?
[quote][p][bold]KarmaSuitsYa[/bold] wrote: Hahaha - never been happier to be a vegetarian.[/p][/quote]Well aren't we the smug little git? smokintheweed
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3:47pm Wed 27 Feb 13

KarmaSuitsYa says...

smokintheweed wrote:
KarmaSuitsYa wrote:
Hahaha - never been happier to be a vegetarian.
Well aren't we the smug little git?
lol - I've been practising
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarmaSuitsYa[/bold] wrote: Hahaha - never been happier to be a vegetarian.[/p][/quote]Well aren't we the smug little git?[/p][/quote]lol - I've been practising KarmaSuitsYa
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3:48pm Wed 27 Feb 13

spanner100 says...

Is it not amazing that everyone involved in this organised scandal all appear to be "Surprised" and not involved in this money making deceit.
Is it not amazing that everyone involved in this organised scandal all appear to be "Surprised" and not involved in this money making deceit. spanner100
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6:29pm Wed 27 Feb 13

cath 872 says...

KarmaSuitsYa isn't a 'smug little git' for being a veggie. I don't eat meat myself but there is an awful lot of bad food out there for veggies and meat eaters alike. Pot Noodles are supposed to be vegetarian but I wouldn't eat one.
KarmaSuitsYa isn't a 'smug little git' for being a veggie. I don't eat meat myself but there is an awful lot of bad food out there for veggies and meat eaters alike. Pot Noodles are supposed to be vegetarian but I wouldn't eat one. cath 872
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10:28pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Bobevans says...

KarmaSuitsYa wrote:
Hahaha - never been happier to be a vegetarian.
CAncer rates amongst vegeterians are are the same as for meat eaters
[quote][p][bold]KarmaSuitsYa[/bold] wrote: Hahaha - never been happier to be a vegetarian.[/p][/quote]CAncer rates amongst vegeterians are are the same as for meat eaters Bobevans
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11:23pm Wed 27 Feb 13

MR DUDLEY says...

Why all this fuss, we've been eating horse meat for "Donkeys Years!
Why all this fuss, we've been eating horse meat for "Donkeys Years! MR DUDLEY
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11:40pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Katie Re-Registered says...

Couldn't they just rebrand them all cuisine a la 'Gangnam Style'?
Couldn't they just rebrand them all cuisine a la 'Gangnam Style'? Katie Re-Registered
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12:59pm Thu 28 Feb 13

P C Neilson says...

I hear that you would have eat an incredible amount of the drug affected horse, for it to be harmful. I'm more concerned about the wierd chicken products that get sold. They neither taste or resemble the texture of chicken meat.

Also it is well known that vegetarians are 75% less sexy than meat eaters, due to an over inflated self riteousness, caused by an anthropomorphized sissyfication of tasty, tasty animal meat.

Omnivores rule :-)
I hear that you would have eat an incredible amount of the drug affected horse, for it to be harmful. I'm more concerned about the wierd chicken products that get sold. They neither taste or resemble the texture of chicken meat. Also it is well known that vegetarians are 75% less sexy than meat eaters, due to an over inflated self riteousness, caused by an anthropomorphized sissyfication of tasty, tasty animal meat. Omnivores rule :-) P C Neilson
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2:41pm Thu 28 Feb 13

smokintheweed says...

P C Neilson wrote:
I hear that you would have eat an incredible amount of the drug affected horse, for it to be harmful. I'm more concerned about the wierd chicken products that get sold. They neither taste or resemble the texture of chicken meat.

Also it is well known that vegetarians are 75% less sexy than meat eaters, due to an over inflated self riteousness, caused by an anthropomorphized sissyfication of tasty, tasty animal meat.

Omnivores rule :-)
Lol. Amen to that.
[quote][p][bold]P C Neilson[/bold] wrote: I hear that you would have eat an incredible amount of the drug affected horse, for it to be harmful. I'm more concerned about the wierd chicken products that get sold. They neither taste or resemble the texture of chicken meat. Also it is well known that vegetarians are 75% less sexy than meat eaters, due to an over inflated self riteousness, caused by an anthropomorphized sissyfication of tasty, tasty animal meat. Omnivores rule :-)[/p][/quote]Lol. Amen to that. smokintheweed
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12:25am Fri 1 Mar 13

Dee-Gee says...

coalpicker - cancer rates have gone up because people aren't dying of other things so much anymore. Eg, many people survive heart attacks that would have killed them 30 years ago, then go on to die of cancer. We all gotta go, one way or another.

Doesn't mean we're not eating god-knows-what of course, but don't let the cancer stat worry you. It's good news, of a sort.
coalpicker - cancer rates have gone up because people aren't dying of other things so much anymore. Eg, many people survive heart attacks that would have killed them 30 years ago, then go on to die of cancer. We all gotta go, one way or another. Doesn't mean we're not eating god-knows-what of course, but don't let the cancer stat worry you. It's good news, of a sort. Dee-Gee
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8:25am Fri 1 Mar 13

coalpicker says...

Its not just just the food Dee -Gee its what we drink as well .The water used by all of us everyday,Tea Coffee Beer ,Pop ,is contaminated just about every drug we use finaly ends in our water, Fish and amphibians are changing from Arthur into Alice and vice versa. People living in urban areas
are developing catalitic converters, JOKE.
Its not just just the food Dee -Gee its what we drink as well .The water used by all of us everyday,Tea Coffee Beer ,Pop ,is contaminated just about every drug we use finaly ends in our water, Fish and amphibians are changing from Arthur into Alice and vice versa. People living in urban areas are developing catalitic converters, JOKE. coalpicker
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