Hungary enough to eat a horse

A watchdog has now found horse masquerading as beef in Hungary, as near daily revelations start to give a picture of the scale of this continent-wide mislabelling scandal.

Data from Kantar today showed that sales of frozen burgers in the UK are down 43 per cent in the four weeks to February 17, and frozen ready meals in general are down by 13 per cent.

Sky News reports that the Whitbread pub chain which found horse in some of its products has said it will impose a new testing regime on its products while introducing a new system of certification (Sky News).