Horse meat from Taunton

Horse meat contaminated with the chemical bute, and which may have entered the food chain in France, has been traced to an abattoir in Taunton.

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FULL REPORT: "Bute" found in horse meat

Horse meat from a Somerset abattoir has been found to contain traces of a potentially harmful painkiller. The government's Food Standards Agency said six horses recently slaughtered by LJ Potter Partners in Taunton contained bute

The carcasses were sent to France where they may have entered the food chain. The abattoir in Staplegrove in the town insists it's done nothing wrong. Bob Cruwys spent the day there


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  • STATEMENT on horse meat scandal

    Full statement from slaughterers L J Potter, who use the Taunton abattoir where traces of the horse painkiller "bute" were found in meat