ASDA recalls all batch codes of its 'Smart Price' Corned Beef

Last updated:
9 April 2013

Type: Recalled from customers

Ref: 11/2013


ASDA has recalled all batch codes of the product mentioned below due to detection of low levels of the veterinary medicine phenylbutazone, known as bute, in some batches of the product.

Product identification

ASDA 'Smart Price' Corned Beef, 340g tin

'Best before' date: all date codes

Action taken by the company

ASDA previously withdrew the above product on 8 March 2013 due to the detection of equine DNA in the product. Following further sampling and testing, low levels of phenylbutazone have been found in some of the samples. ASDA has therefore instigated a recall of the above product from consumers and the company will be issuing recall notices in the national press. These notices will alert customers to the recall and advise them of what actions to take if they have purchased the product.

No other ASDA products are known to be affected.

Advice to consumers

If you have purchased the above product, please do not consume it, but contact ASDA direct for a full refund.