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A drug with the potential to cause cancer in humans might have entered the food chain through horse meat slaughtered in UK abattoirs, Labour has claimed.

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Agriculture minister responds to horse meat claims

Agriculture minister David Heath told the Commons the Food Standards Agency checks all meat to ensure it is fit for human consumption, following claims by Wakefield MP, Mary Creagh that carcinogens may have made their way into the food chain through contaminated horse meat.

Where positive results of phenylbutazone are found the FSA investigates and takes follow-up action to trace the meat.

– Agriculture minister David Heath

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