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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Horse meat: statement from Chief Medical Officer

Dame Sally Davies says that there is nothing to suggest a safety risk to humans who have eaten horse meat containing bute, but acknowledges that the chemical does present a minor health risk. She says it is right that bute is banned from the UK food chain. Her full statement can be found here.

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