Horsemeat Scandal Gets Worse

Meat tainted by vet drug 'bute' could be in French food supply

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 14, 2013 7:35 AM CST

(Newser) – Europe's horsemeat scandal continues to worsen in both size and scope. For one, the meat of three horses tainted with "bute"—the veterinary drug phenylbutazone—possibly entered the human food chain in France, reports the AP. The British government said today that eight horse carcasses processed in the country's slaughterhouses had tested positive for bute, and three of those could have made their way into the French food supply. The painkiller/anti-inflammatory is considered harmful to human health if ingested.

In addition, horsemeat-tainted lasagna has now been detected in Germany, reports the BBC. Stores are pulling the TiP product from shelves and are checking other brands for signs of impurities, too. All EU members are being urged to check for horsemeat traces in their processed beef.

A customer takes a pack of Findus Beef Hachis Parmentier in a freezer of a supermarket in Nice, southeastern France, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.   (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
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