Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Children's sweets, stock cubes and steaks are the latest foods to be tested for traces of horse

Children's sweets were last night at the centre of new fears over the horsemeat scandal.

It emerged that gelatine, which originates from the skin and bones of animals and is found in sweets as well as jelly, trifles and some yoghurts, will be tested for traces of horse.

The tests will be expanded to 514 products in total, including stock cubes and steak, the Food Standards Agency said yesterday.