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Boost for Greencore after horsemeat tests come back negative

Irish food group Greencore’s  shares galloped ahead today after it said that tests had found no other traces of horsemeat in products at  its facilities.

Margareta Pagano: Horsemeat chaos shows shops, like banks, got too big for their boots

I had hoped to make this a bank-free zone today but it's just not possible. You see the horsemeat affair has too many parallels with what went wrong with some of our biggest banks to ignore, and both scandals in turn have wider implications for all companies.

Horsemeat: Why did no one want to disclose full scale of scandal?

Since the start of the crisis last month, manufacturers, retailers and food officials have given every impression of not wanting to disclose the full unvarnished truth to the public about the contamination of the meat supply system.

Tests reveal Findus frozen beef lasagnes contain 'up to 100 per cent horsemeat'

Findus, Tesco and Aldi all withdrew a variety of frozen beef products from sale yesterday following new information from a French supplier, Comigel

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Tesco and Aldi join Findus UK in withdrawing frozen beef meals in latest concerns over origin of meat products

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Morrisons' worries continue as it lags behind Tesco and Sainsbury's

The trading woes of Morrisons have continued after Christmas, with its sales significantly trailing behind rivals Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's.

Asda clears shelves of value burgers as horsemeat scandal knocks £300m off Tesco market value

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