Asda 'Smart Price' Corned Beef recalled due to bute

Last updated:
9 April 2013
product recall
Asda has recalled all batch codes of its 'Smart Price' Corned Beef because very low levels of the veterinary medicine phenylbutazone, known as bute, has been found in some batches of the product. If you have bought the above product, please do not eat it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.


The product being recalled is:

  • Asda ‘Smart Price’ Corned Beef, 340g tin
  • 'Best before' dates: all date codes

Asda previously withdrew the above product on 8 March 2013 after horse DNA was found in the product. Following further sampling and testing, very low levels of bute have been found in some of the samples. As a result, Asda is recalling the above product from consumers and the company will be issuing recall notices in the national press.

If you have bought the above product, please do not eat it. Instead, contact Asda for a full refund.

No other Asda products are known to affected.

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