"you seem to praise the rapid action of the supermarket's/retailer's, and would also appear to state that it wasn't their fault or any part of their fault. There is also the question that you regard as a labelling issue and not apparently a health issue"
I wasn't praising the multiple food retailers, I was stating a fact - they all reacted rapidly to news that horsemeat had been found in packaged products when no horsemeat content was mentioned on the label.
I referred to it as a labelling issue because that's what it was - the food was incorrectly labelled if it contained an ingredient that wasn't listed on the pack.
I didn't regard it as a health issue because eating horsemeat has not been shown to be injurious to health.
All of your comments and observations about possible health risks associated with eating horsemeat are based on supposition or anecdotal evidence, and may equally apply to any other meat. If you want to discuss the various ways in which meat for human consumption might become contaminated I'm happy to do so in another thread. We're talking specifically about horsemeat here, and as I said, there is no documented evidence to show that the presence of Phenylbutazone traces in horsemeat have a detrimental effect on human health in the quantities that might be present.
As fourm member has correctly stated, the drug has previously been used in very much greater doses to treat humans, and would still be used, were there not alternatives with a reduced risk of side effects. The possible danger from this drug is a small risk that it can trigger a condition known as aplastic anaemia. That condition can be life threatening, and although the risk was a very small one the use of Phenylbutazone as a treatment for gout and arthritis was discontinued. If it was present at all in horsemeat the amount involved would be in the region of a millionth of that acquired when a person is given a dose of bute when used as an anti-gout medication. The health risk would be incredibly small; your health is far more likely to be at risk from the amount of salt you put on the meat before eating it.
Provide me with clinical evidence of a health risk associated with eating horsemeat and I'll withdraw my statement - I'll also notify the public health departments in all the countries where horsemeat has been consumed for a very long time without any apparent danger to health.