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The horsemeat crisis had an upside, DEFRA boss Owen Paterson told Food Manufacture

DEFRA boss sees the upside of horsemeat

By Michael Stones

The horsemeat scandal benefited the food industry by sparking increased consumer interest in assurance and local supply chains, according to environment secretary Owen Paterson.

‘Aside from Tesco initially responding to the problem in Ireland, industry spokespeople were largely absent in the beginning,’ said Andrew Rhodes

Horsemeat webinar

Horsemeat webinar – highlights captured in quotes

By Mike Stones

The horsemeat crisis was undeniably devastating for the UK food industry but there may be a number of positive outcomes, according to speakers at Food Manufacture’s webinar earlier this month. Here we capture in quotes the highlights of the webinar –...

Greater interest and trust in British food will be a key benefit of the horsemeat crisis, said Mintel

Horsemeat webinar

Four ways horsemeat crisis will benefit UK food industry

By Mike Stones

The horsemeat crisis is bringing four benefits to the UK food industry, despite all the adverse publicity that followed in its wake, said speakers at Food Manufacture’s webinar – Horsemeat, learning the lessons of an avoidable crisis – held yesterday...


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