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CORRECTED: Drug found in horsemeat sent to France: UK minister

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Horse carcasses that tested positive for an equine drug that is potentially harmful to humans were sent from Britain to France and may have entered the food chain there, a British minister said Thursday.

But Agriculture Minister David Heath said phenylbutazone, which can cause a serious blood disorder in humans in rare cases, had not been found in tests on products made by food giant Findus, which is embroiled in a Europe-wide horsemeat scandal.

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