The results of tests on meat destined for UK shelves are to be made public in the wake of the scandals over horse meat and the contamination of halal food, it has been announced.

The results of industry tests will be published "to provide a clearer picture of standards", the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said after a meeting attended by food and farming minister David Heath, and major food retailers and suppliers yesterday.

It comes as the industry and the Government attempt to restore consumer confidence following the discovery of horse DNA in burgers and pig DNA in supposedly halal products for Muslim prisoners.

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