Hundreds of schools take beef off the menu following collapse in confidence following horsemeat scandal

Hundreds of schools take beef off the menu following collapse in confidence over horsemeat scandalStaffordshire councillors say dishes such as cottage pie will not be servedBan will remain in place while doubts remain over horsemeat scandal By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 04:02 GMT, 15 February 2013 Beef has been taken off the menu in hundreds of schools as a precautionary measure amid a collapse in confidence in processed food. Staffordshire councillors say dishes such as cottage pie will not be served while doubts remain over possible horsemeat contamination. Tests are being carried out on beef meals served at schools and hospitals around the country for the presence of horsemeat.

Findus" lasagne has been "contaminated with horse meat since last summer"

Findus lasagnes have been 'contaminated with horse meat since last summer', leaked letter reveals as supermarkets clear YET MORE shelvesLasagne packs manufactured at plant in Metz by French company ComigelConcerns the horse meat contained drug bute – a known human health riskFirm 'was told last week that food had been contaminated since August' Top politicians say they will no longer eat processed beef after scandalComigel could face prosecution for supplying mis-labelled meat are likely to be non-conform and consequently the labelling on finished products is incorrect. The supplier has asked us to withdraw the raw material batches.' Findus could not be reached for comment on Mr Watson's claim. Downing Street described the incident as 'distasteful' but stressed there was no evidence of a health risk and urged consumers to follow the FSA advice

Findus admits frozen lasagne was made with 100% horsemeat and they don"t know for how long it has been on shelves

Findus lasagnes have been 'contaminated with horse meat since last summer', leaked letter reveals as supermarkets clear YET MORE shelvesLasagne packs manufactured at plant in Metz by French company ComigelConcerns the horse meat contained drug bute – a known human health riskFirm 'was told last week that food had been contaminated since August' Top politicians say they will no longer eat processed beef after scandalComigel could face prosecution for supplying mis-labelled meat are likely to be non-conform and consequently the labelling on finished products is incorrect. The supplier has asked us to withdraw the raw material batches.' Findus could not be reached for comment on Mr Watson's claim

Families hit after supermarkets hike "budget" food prices by as much as 110% in just a year

Families hit after supermarkets hike 'budget' food prices by as much as 110% in just a yearMillions have traded down to value supermarket lines to save moneyBut these products have posted the biggest price hike over the past yearSupermarkets say despite price rises, products are as popular as ever | UPDATED: 00:24 GMT, 18 December 2012 Families relying on supermarket budget ranges to make ends meet are suffering some of the steepest food price hikes, research reveals.

How do they sell Xmas champagne for 9.99? Supermarket bubbly has never been cheaper but some is sparklingly good

How do they sell Xmas champagne for 9.99 Supermarket bubbly has never been cheaper but some is sparklingly goodSupermarkets engage in 'price war' selling famous drink at discount pricesAsda selling champagne for 10, while Aldi prices bottle at 9.99Both Waitrose and Tesco selling bottles for 14.99 | UPDATED: 01:24 GMT, 15 December 2012 Price war: Supermarkets are competing to offer the lowest priced Champagne this Christmas. Pierre Darcys champagne, pictured, is being sold by Asda for only 10, usually costing 23.98 a bottle Well, it looks like champagne and it tastes like champagne, but it doesn’t clean out the wallet like champagne

Marks & Spencer: Early birds can pick up a turkey at midnight as stores extend opening hours to attract last minute shoppers

Early birds can pick up M&S turkey at midnight: Stores to open early to attract last minute shoppersSome M&S branches will open at midnight on Christmas Eve in a bid to lure last-minute shoppersMove came after Chancellor refused to allow large shops to extend opening hours on December 23 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 6 December 2012 Marks & Spencer will for the first time open some stores at midnight on the morning of Christmas Eve in a bid to lure last-minute shoppers.

Multi-buy deals on alcohol heading for the axe as Government announces minimum price plans

Multi-buy deals on alcohol heading for the axe as Government announces minimum price plans Government wants to impose minimum price of 45p per unit to stamp out binge-drinking Plan would mean an extra 70p on some bottles of wine and extra 1.30 on two-litre bottle of ciderHome Secretary Theresa May to launch a ten-week public consultation todayWine and Spirits Trade Association said decision is ‘breathtaking’ | UPDATED: 11:41 GMT, 28 November 2012 Two-for-one deals on cheap booze in supermarkets and off-licences face the axe under plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol announced today. The Government plans to impose a minimum price of 45p per unit, slapping an extra 70p on the price of some bottles of wine and an additional 1.30 on a two-litre bottle of cider, in a bid to stamp out binge-drinking. David Cameron wants to end loss-leader discounting, whereby supermarkets sell alcohol at a loss to entice shoppers into their stores