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FSA: 'Very unlikely anyone will fall ill' from bute in Asda.

Summary: FSA director Andrew Rhodes has said it is "very unlikely anyone will fall ill" from bute traces found in Asda corned beef products.

Asda customers have been told it is "very very unlikely that anyone will fall ill" from the levels of painkilling medicine bute found in the supermarket's corned beef products.

Andrew Rhodes, director of operations at the Food Standards Agency explained that customers would have to eat "enormous quantities" to feel an impact.

"It's very unlikely to (do harm). As the chief medical officer has said... it's extremely rare people have an adverse reaction to phenylbutazone," he said, reassuring Asda customers.

Asda announced on Tuesday that it was recalling all of its Smart Price corned beef cans after test results reported traces of the veterinary drug had been found in some batches.

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Date:Apr 10, 2013
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