Horse DNA discovered in manky frozen 'beefburgers'

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Nothing wrong with horse meat if it's declared on the package. I guess the fact that they have no idea where it came from is a bit unsettling.

 

My father-in-law loves a nice Pferderouladen now and then.

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It's probably because horses are looked upon as "pets" and are not reared for meat production.

 

They need to pop down to the Viktualienmarkt in Munich.

 

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It's probably because horses are looked upon as "pets" and are not reared for meat production.

 

Except for export to France and Germany

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Well this begs the question: has any of this stuff reached German supermarkets?

 

NEIGH!

 

I almost never eat mince from a supermarket, if I do it comes from my local farm butcher.

 

Seems my blithering on about food and farting about driving to each small butcher/fishmonger/grocar was not in vain. I feel a bit like David Icke who is suddenly listed to.

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Not every horse can be used for human consumption - my wife & daughter own a nag - it has a Pferdepass which includes a vaccination record & the entries there (should) exclude it from entering the human food chain. Whether that has an effect on Chappi etc I dunno...

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Well this begs the question: has any of this stuff reached German supermarkets?

 

NEIGH!

It's in the Aldi & Lidl meat in the UK. Remind me please where Aldi & Lidl are based?

 

http://www.spiegel.d...h-a-877773.html

 

I am not saying it is here. But I would guess a good chance as it just happens that these tests were only undertaken in the UK.

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So somehow, eating horse is worse than eating cow, presumably because they're prettier?

 

Just listened to This American Life's broadcast Doppelgangers. Disturbing what is being sold as what as well.

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He said it was not part of Irish culture to eat horsemeat: "We do not expect to find it in a burger; likewise, for some religious groups or people who abstain from eating pig meat, the presence of traces of pig DNA is unacceptable."

 

 

 

I was of course referring to Irish culture as stated in the article.

 

In Germany eating horse meat is acceptable: Pferdemetzger

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They found Shergar!

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