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UK: Food First Past Post with Horse Meat instead of Beef …….   !

Seems in the UK some swindling meat suppliers allegedly fromFrance, Ireland and Poland have decided to adjust the somewhat delicate paletteof the Brits with a substitute for beef and otherwise known as horse. Of coursethe Brits are more likely to have a small wager on this beast in the hope itwill come in ‘first past the post’ rather than eat it. However, one does wonderwhether the discerning bon vivant amongst the Brits would actually notice thedifference of this morsel.  Both BurgerKing and Findus Foods have been found to be supplying or with stocks of lasagnaand burger patties that have up to 100% horse meat content.



I must admit that when I was in France some restaurateurs wouldtry and take you for a ‘ride’ when ordering a steak, and this equine (horse)was oft proffered as normal steak and one can become quite ‘hoarse’ trying totell them the meat of one’s preference would come from a beef or even a cow, andmuch depending on one’s social standing.



It seems that this supply of horse-meat has left both Findusand Burger-King suitably ‘cowed’ and looking like something of a Jackass. Butone can only imagine the amusement one could have racing one’s lasagna againstanother’s pseudo-beef patty and of course one could always ‘beef’ it up with awager or pecuniary ‘steak’ (sic) at the same time  ………….     {:soso_e120:}









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Findus beef lasagne ready meal was up to 100 per cent horse meat.


Ready meals sold as beef products by some of Britain’s biggest supermarkets contained up to 100 per cent horse meat, the Food Standards Agency has said.


Findus, one of the most popular brands of frozen foods, has withdrawn 180,000 lasagnes from sale after carrying out tests on meals from a French supplier that had raised concerns.
The frozen food company found that 11 out of 18 ready meals, which were advertised as containing 100 per cent beef, were actually between 60 per cent and 100 per cent horse meat. The lasagne was sold by Tesco, Asda and Morrisons.


Findus said it did not know how long the product had been on the shelves, but admitted that Comigel, based in Metz, north-east France, had been supplying meat for its lasagnes for more than two years.


Samples are now being tested for bute, a painkiller given to horses which can lead to serious blood disorders. The Food Standards Agency urged anyone who bought the products to return them to retailers, who will give them a full refund.


Tesco also withdrew its Everyday Value spaghetti bolognese, which it said had been supplied by the same plant in France for five months. Aldi has withdrawn some of its frozen ready meal lines.
Following the recent scandal of horse meat in burgers from Ireland, Labour accused the Government of being “asleep on the job” after it took a test by Findus, rather than a government agency, to make the latest discovery. The Food Standards Agency only began a UK-wide programme of testing beef products for horse DNA on Thursday, three weeks after a Tesco beefburger was first found to contain up to a third horsemeat.


Mary Creagh, the shadow environment secretary, said: “The Irish government has called in the police and fraud experts to investigate the horse meat fraud, yet complacent British ministers have not and are asleep on the job.


More ……..  The Telegraph 7th Feb 2013


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Horse DNA: Burger King Dumps Irish Supplier


The fast food chain is hoping to win back customers' trust by dumping the Irish supplier at the centre of the horsemeat scandal.


Burger King has issued full page newspaper apologies after discovering horse DNA in beefburgers from its supplier in Ireland.


The fast food chain said sorry to customers as it confirmed it was cutting ties with Silvercrest, the food processing plant that supplied contaminated burgers to UK supermarkets.


Burger King said its own tests for equine DNA in its burgers had come back negative and that four samples from the Silvercrest plant that did test positive were from a product that did not make it into restaurants.


The Miami-based chain said the failure to deliver 100% British and Irish beef patties was a violation of contracts.


The UK newspaper ads include a statement from Diego Beamonte, Burger King Corporation's vice president for global quality, who said: "While the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has stated that this is not a food safety issue, we are deeply troubled by the findings of our investigation and apologise to our guests, who trust us to source only the highest quality 100% beef burgers.
"Our supplier has failed us and in turn we have failed you. We are committed to ensuring that this does not happen again."


The Irish authorities said that their investigations had traced filler product used in the burger processing facility to a supplier in Poland.


It contained a mixture of beef and horse off-cuts.


Experts from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) yesterday told the Commons Environment Committee that they could not be sure whether the contaminated burgers were being sold for more than a year.


More  ………   Sky News Feb 8th 2013


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This post was edited by allnightlong at 2013-2-8 22:51
expatter Post time: 2013-2-8 22:20
Horse DNA: Burger King Dumps Irish Supplier

The main issue is what horses are injected with by Vet's that should not enter the food chain

Minced horse meat ain't no different to Cow, just a few more stringy bits

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is it gamy enough for us to tell the different or we wouldnt notice a thing (or dont ask dont tell policy)  {:soso_e128:}{:soso_e113:}
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Frankly the issue for me isn't so much that horse meat was used - it wouldn't be my choice, but horse meat is hardly likely to kill ya; the real issue is that the producers don't appear to have a clue what goes into their own cheap & nasty produce...there could be anything in there.

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allnightlong Post time: 2013-2-8 22:50
The main issue is what horses are injected with by Vet's that should not enter the food chain

Minc ...

That's right animals have different veterinary rules depending on whether they are destined for the human food chain or not  ........

I believe haven eaten horse meat previously that is is quite different to beef ..........   !





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