Horse DNA discovered in manky frozen 'beefburgers'

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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."

It's probably because horses are looked upon as "pets" and are not reared for meat production. People may feel the same revulsion they feel about Chinese eating cats and dogs.

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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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If you're buying beef burgers made of the scrapings that come off the abbatoir floor you can't expect the meat to all come from a single happy cow

Fixed that for you slightly.

 

It might include mechanically retrieved "meat" but if I'm buying beef burgers I'd expect it to at least come from a cow. I don't care if it was a happy cow.

 

Even if it "comes off the abbatior floor", how the fuck do they account for 29% of it being horse in meat plants that do not use horsemeat in their production process?

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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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I should have finished my cup of tea before commenting; while I find the OMG!Horse! response to be a bit ridiculous, thinking about it the problem's actually a bit more serious. UK and Irish meat products are supposed to be fully traceable: animals entering the food chain in the UK are supposed to be tracked throughout their lives, killed in an approved place and then tested to ensure they're not carrying any nasties. Horses are not subject to those tests because they're usually being killed just for animal feed or non-meat products. Laxity in the production of meat given the history of BSE in British meat is worrisome.

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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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