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HOOF, WOOF Britain: Horsemeat Drug in France Brand of lasagna containing horsemeat. (Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty)

Britain: Horsemeat Drug in France

British ministers said Thursday that horsemeat containing a harmful drug called bute had entered the food chain in France, carried by horses from British slaughterhouses. Environment Minister David Heath told Parliament that eight horses from British slaughterhouses had tested positive for the equine drug and three may have entered the food chain in France, although frozen lasagna sold by the same manufacturers had tested negative for bute. Meanwhile, the scandal spread on the continent, with tainted lasagna being found in Germany, having been discovered as coming through a middleman in Luxembourg. German retailers said they have started pulling the product from the shelves.

February 14, 2013 6:59 AM