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EU horsemeat and 'bute' random test results expected

Results of random tests for horse DNA in processed beef products are being published by the European Commission.

The three-month programme of checks was agreed by the 27 EU member states in February after horsemeat had been found in a batch of Findus frozen lasagne.

National food inspectors were also asked to test horsemeat in the food chain for the banned anti-inflammatory horse drug phenylbutazone, or "bute".

Christian Fraser reports.

  • 16 Apr 2013
  • From the section Europe