Europe's scandal over horsemeat-tainted food spiralled Thursday after Britain announced that a potentially harmful drug had been found in horse carcasses sent to France.
A butcher cuts horsemeat in his horsemeat butchery in Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland, on February 14, 2013. Britain, France and Switzerland have all found horsemeat -- cheaper than beef -- in frozen meals labelled as beef, while supermarket chains in Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany have pulled millions of frozen ready meals off the shelves.
Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) said it had found traces of the equine drug phenylbutazone -- which can cause a serious blood disorder in humans in rare cases -- in six carcasses exported to France by British abattoirs.
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