Canada – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued several recalls of horse meat produced by the Viande Richelieu Meat company and Metro Richelieu Inc. The meat has been recalled from Canada, Austria and France after investigators found the meat was contaminated with drugs.
Investigators found Phenylbutazone (bute) in the meat, which causes serious disorders in humans, such as aplastic anaemia. Remnants of bute in horse meat has long been known to cause aplastic anaemia, particularly in children, and there are no safe levels established.
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