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(TwinCities.com)   British supermarket chain Asda says it is recalling all corned beef from its budget range after traces of a veterinary drug were found in some batches   (twincities.com) divider line 8
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2013-04-10 12:02:48 AM
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Great Porn Dragon: Daedalus27: Just say nay neigh to corned beef

FTFY.  Seeing as the food was apparently contaminated with Bute, I'd start to seriously check to see if we have Yet Another Case Of Belmont Steak In The Ground Chuck. :D

For those unaware--Bute is a fairly common drug given to racehorses and dogs as an NSAID painkiller.  The concern about it showing up in the food supply (completely aside from the strong likelihood that the presence of Bute indicates the presence of Belmont steak in "beef") is that the drug is known to cause bone marrow shutdown in children including aplastic anemia (this is Bad).  This is, as a note, why Bute isn't approved for any use in humans in the US and only approved in the UK for palliative treatment of intractable ankylosing spondylitis (basically a genetic disease that presents as a particularly nasty inflammatory arthritis; Mick Mars (yes, as in Mötley Crüe's guitarist) is one of the more famous folks with the disease, and has already had to not only have hip replacements but literally has to get his back broken once a year to keep from becoming a complete invalid...one could argue he NEEDED the heroin in the 80s).


That was my thought exactly.  At least in the states bute is on the list of drugs that are illegal to give to food animals (even "pet" cows not destined for the dinner plate) under any circumstances but is commonly used in horses (since they're not SUPPOSED to be food animals).  The article seemed to indicate that the horsemeat and the bute were two separate cases of contamination but I'm wondering if they're just two symptoms of the same contamination.
2013-04-09 11:08:00 PM
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snailbarf: mmmmm budget range corned beef


This makes me wonder about the corned beef hash in my cupboard. I mean, I eat it like twice a year, so I doubt even this kind of thing would hurt me... but man, I hate to suspect it at all. Mmmm.
2013-04-09 10:51:46 PM
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Daedalus27: Just say nay neigh to corned beef


FTFY.  Seeing as the food was apparently contaminated with Bute, I'd start to seriously check to see if we have Yet Another Case Of Belmont Steak In The Ground Chuck. :D

For those unaware--Bute is a fairly common drug given to racehorses and dogs as an NSAID painkiller.  The concern about it showing up in the food supply (completely aside from the strong likelihood that the presence of Bute indicates the presence of Belmont steak in "beef") is that the drug is known to cause bone marrow shutdown in children including aplastic anemia (this is Bad).  This is, as a note, why Bute isn't approved for any use in humans in the US and only approved in the UK for palliative treatment of intractable ankylosing spondylitis (basically a genetic disease that presents as a particularly nasty inflammatory arthritis; Mick Mars (yes, as in Mötley Crüe's guitarist) is one of the more famous folks with the disease, and has already had to not only have hip replacements but literally has to get his back broken once a year to keep from becoming a complete invalid...one could argue he NEEDED the heroin in the 80s).
2013-04-09 10:15:35 PM
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detritus: Phenylbutazone?  I am disappoint.  Watching random Brits on Ketamine having an out of body experience would be enough comedy to satisfy the world for decades.


You mean that's NOT the Benny Hill show?
2013-04-09 09:59:48 PM
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bungle_jr: asda = walmart, fyi


I will take you & I will punch you until your lies are gone.

WM bought out Asda, but the chain retains original management and policy. Regarding FSA standards and all levels of commerce governed by the TSA. Their stores are renowned for high pay and good benefits. They won't take you off the streets, you need to temp in with an agency before they'll even consider taking you on. Or as was 3.4 years back before I moved. I had college-age friends, and I've worked for them in the past. Don't you dare, don't you ever dare compare your merciless monster to our somewhat-rich somewhat-moneygrubbing uncle.
2013-04-09 09:36:05 PM
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czetie: mbillips: And the drug was...bute! The stuff they pump racehorses full of. I would think you could charge more for corned "beef" if you advertised that it included champion thoroughbred meat.

Shergar?

/too soon?


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2013-04-09 09:33:10 PM
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Pribar: At first I thought that said "in some biatches" gave me pause on what they had to do with corned beef....


Well, it is used to treat pain in dogs as well as horses.
2013-04-09 09:05:18 PM
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The Food Standards Agency says "very low levels" of a painkiller called phenylbutazone, known as "bute," were detected in the products.

Does anyone know how to free base corned beef? Can you just inject it in to your eyeballs?
 
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