This is deeper politically than at first realised.
While the man & woman on the street is appalled at what has been happening, a report released today [14-Feb-2013] shows that ministers knew last year  that this was about to happen. Heads will roll.
However, as to the problem and what is happening, it really looks as though government is not moving quite as quickly as first thought.
Europe on the other hand has demanded a three month check on all products where the label says beef, our government should have done this by now.