Environment Minister David Heath
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Bute found in UK horse carcasses

Eight horses killed in the UK have tested positive for the painkiller bute and some may have entered the food chain in France, Food Minister David Heath has said.

Speaking in the Commons, Mr Heath said the FSA were working with the French authorities in an attempt to recall the meat from the food chain.

Although he told MPs three horses had entered the food chain, the FSA later corrected him and put the figure at six.

  • 14 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK
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