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what everyone seems to be forgetting is the horse meat has traces of BUTE in it. So it is dangerous to eat it as it could kill.

I wonder if people say the same thing if they where given dog meat, cat meat or some other sort of pet?

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what everyone seems to be forgetting is the horse meat has traces of BUTE in it. So it is dangerous to eat it as it could kill.

I wonder if people say the same thing if they where given dog meat, cat meat or some other sort of pet?

Eum...lets correct this oversimplified post shall we?

A very small percentage of horses exported for consumption have had traces of bute in them. It's not standard, duh.

Horses that have been treated with bute are banned from human food by the Food Standards Agency. Last year the FSA found five instances of bute traces in horse meat, but none had been used for food in the UK. Appropriate overseas agencies were informed.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/truth-about-bute-the-drug-at-the-centre-of-the-findus-lasagne-horse-meat-scandal-8486089.html

"We're finding a rate of about 5%. It's banned, so the number of non-compliant samples should be zero."

Since 2005, horses are required by law to have a "passport" that contains a declaration as to whether the horse is intended for human consumption.

These passports are also used to record if an animal has been treated with bute; most of the UK positives have come from difficulties with these documents.

"That's really where the problems come from - either a genuine error or where there's deliberate fraud going on," said Dr Craig.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21383362

But hey, nevermind the facts. This is the fearmongering forum right? Lets all claim horse meat is evil and full of chemicals to create a mutant race amongst the poor.

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Do any of the previous posters know where the horse-meat came from, exactly, and what chemicals that the horses were fed during their lives?

Last time you had steak, were you shown a copy of the cow's medical records?

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Last time you had steak, were you shown a copy of the cow's medical records?

No, but British beef is well regulated and entirely traceable.

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what everyone seems to be forgetting is the horse meat has traces of BUTE in it. So it is dangerous to eat it as it could kill.

The amount of bute found is tiny. You would need to eat 500 100% horse burgers in a day, to receive what used to be one adult human dose.

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