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Horsemeat scandal: MPs criticise 'slow investigations'

16 July 2013 Last updated at 12:17 BST

MPs say they are "dismayed" at the slow pace of investigations into the horsemeat scandal, six months after the first mislabelling cases emerged.

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee said it heard mislabelling of horsemeat as beef in products in the UK and Ireland was "highly organised".

It called for assurances there would be prosecutions if fraud was detected.

The Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) said police were still investigating.

Emma Simpson reports.