Investigation Called Over Clenbuterol Allegations

SPAIN - The Spanish beef producers association have filed an official complaint and called for a complete investigation into allegations by the disgraced Tour de France cyclist, Alberto Contador, that his drugs test failure was due to contaminated meat.
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The association, ASOPROVAC, has filed its complaints with the public prosecutor in a bid to get to the truth behind the allegations.

The association wrote to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Safety Authority over a month ago calling for an investigation.

The allegations surround the possible contamination of the meat with clenbuterol - or angel dust - a banned growth promoter.

The association that represents 3,000 cattle producers and members said that all European and Spanish meat is subject to strict traceability and inspection regulations.

Because no action has been taken to investigate the allegations, the association said it is necessary to take legal action in order to clear the name of Spanish beef.

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