FSA statement on horse testing.

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FSA statement on horse testing.

  • on: 13 Feb 2013 08:39AM
Following last night's announcement by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Owen Paterson, the Food Standards Agency has announced that it has begun a system of 'positive release' for horses slaughtered in the UK.

This means that horse carcasses will require a negative phenylbutazone (bute) test before they are allowed to enter the food chain.

http://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/news/2013/feb/horse-tests#.URoYtvLDXnE

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