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Weymouth Butcher Sees Rise in Trade in the Wake of Horse Meat Scandal


1:13pm 13th February 2013

More of us are opting to shop at our local butchers in the wake of the horse meat scandal.

Dennis Spurr owns the Fantastic Sausage Factory in St Mary street in Weymouth and says he's seen a distinct rise in trade since the news came to light.

And it's not just shoppers.

Dennis says he's been approached by local Hotels and Restaurants who now want the reassurance of buying meat from traceable sources.


At Westminster, David Cameron says it's totally unacceptable that some horsemeat's been passed off as beef, and sold to supermarkets.

The PM insists that if there's evidence of criminal activity, he expects the "full intervention of the law".

The Food Standards Agency's defending itself against claims it should've spotted the horse meat scandal earlier.

It says it carries out 90-thousand checks on different products every year.

Yesterday (Tuesday 12th February), a slaughterhouse in West Yorkshire and a meat firm near Aberystwyth were closed while investigators examine whether they've been passing off horse meat as beef.

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