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First it was horsemeat, now comes the news that Asda has taken some of its corned beef products off the shelf after they were found to contain traces of phenylbutazone – an animal pain killer.

Asda has issued the recall after the drug was found to be lurking in the 340g tins of its Smart Price Corned Beef.

The Food Standards Agency has confirmed that the supermarket chain has recalled the product but said that the risk posed to humans is minimal despite bute being banned from the human food chain due to its potential hazardous affects.

They are also recalling tins of its 340g Chosen By You corned beef as it comes from the same factory.

“We want you to have complete confidence in the food you buy at Asda,” the supermarket said in a statement on its website.

“We are happy to refund any products you’re not 100% happy with.”

“I can reassure our customers that we are working closely with the FSA [Food Standards Agency] and our suppliers to deliver a wide ranging and rigorous programme of testing, to be sure that the products we sell are exactly what it says on the label,” added Ade McKeon, Asda’s director responsible for the quality of its branded products.

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