|arya||Date: Thursday, 14-February-2013, 8:33 PM | Message # 1|
|Danger drug in UK horsemeat: Tests reveal health hazard AFTER meat was exported to Europe |
The horses were slaughtered in UK and tested for phenylbutazone, or bute.
It is an anti-inflammatory drug that can affect human health.
The meat has already hit Europe and has been eaten or processed.
British horse meat contaminated with the danger drug bute has been exported to Europe and has already been eaten or added to processed food, the Daily Mail can reveal.
Details are due to be announced by ministers and the Food Standards Agency today.
The horses were slaughtered at an unnamed British abattoir in the last few weeks and the resulting meat was tested for the presence of the anti-inflammatory drug bute.
But the results of the tests only came back after the meat had been shipped to the Continent and eaten or added to processed food.
Read more/Full article/source - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news....pe.html