Food retailers should source their meat from Scotland to avoid selling mis-labelled horse meat, according to the Rural Affairs Secretary.
Richard Lochhead said there is "absolutely no evidence" to suggest that the horse meat scandal is an issue in Scotland.
He has urged retailers to review their purchasing practices, and source their meat and meat products locally.
Speaking ahead of a further meeting with retailers, processors and the UK Government in London on Monday, Mr Lochhead has urged them to take action as investigations into the current horse meat issue continue.
"Recent events across Europe are completely unacceptable," he said. "Consumers need to be confident that food is what it says on the label and I have spoken to major retailers this week to urge them to reconsider their sourcing policies.
"Retailers' response to this issue is very frustrating and has raised serious questions. Of course testing is the priority, but it is also the very least they should be doing.
"They must also be reflecting on their sourcing and purchasing policies. It is deeply concerning if not.
"They simply must consider how to shorten their supply chains as well and source more of their product locally. And the food sector in Scotland must be ready and have assurances in place to help retailers to do this.
"While Friday's initial test results offer some reassurance that this issue is not widespread, detailed inspections continue to be carried out and I hope that further reassurance can be offered in the coming days.
"As part of the testing, companies supplying meals to the public sector in Scotland, including schools, hospitals and prisons, have also been carrying out extensive checks. They have confirmed to date they are clear of any mis-labelled meat and so currently there is absolutely no evidence to suggest this is an issue in Scotland."