A British government official said early Thursday that three horse carcasses that had tested positive for the equine drug phenylbutazone may have entered the food chain in France in the last few weeks.
Environment minister David Heath told the House of Commons that eight carcasses from British abattoirs had tested positive for bute, and that “three may have entered the food chain in France. The remaining five have not gone into the food chain.”
Heath said that the Findus food products found to contain horsemeat had all tested negative for bute.
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