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OFSO
16th Jan 2013, 05:44
Will they be selling cartridges greased with pig fat next ? We all remember what happened last time....

ORAC
16th Jan 2013, 06:35
Doesn't sound kosher to me....

Hobo
16th Jan 2013, 06:52
What a load of tripe...

Lightning Mate
16th Jan 2013, 06:56
Nuffink wrong with horsemeat.

Used to eat it a lot in France and Holland - more healthy than beef.

ORAC
16th Jan 2013, 06:57
Sounds like foal play..

Lightning Mate
16th Jan 2013, 06:59
:D:D........

Adam Nams
16th Jan 2013, 07:16
It's good that you can come up with something so funny on the hoof.

Spitoon
16th Jan 2013, 07:22
Someone should rein in the humour on such a serious topic.

lasernigel
16th Jan 2013, 07:35
Neigh neigh neigh and thrice neigh I say.

Muffin Themule
16th Jan 2013, 07:42
I hear they have been flogging a dead horse

Lightning Mate
16th Jan 2013, 07:44
Not a good way to tenderise it.

Jhieminga
16th Jan 2013, 07:47
Let's not go galloping off on a tangent shall we...

Victor Inox
16th Jan 2013, 07:48
Don't be shy, girls. Aldi and Lidl deserve an honourable mention, too.

good spark
16th Jan 2013, 07:53
load of pony this is

Ballywalter Flyer
16th Jan 2013, 07:56
Does this mean that we have finally found Shergar?

Go Smoke
16th Jan 2013, 07:57
This calls for a stewards enquiry.

Pilot.Lyons
16th Jan 2013, 07:57
Hahahaha love it!

Although i did have a burger from tescos last night and to be honest..... Im feeling a little horse

Adam Nams
16th Jan 2013, 08:22
Just checked my Tesco burgers in the fridge...

and they're off.

Akrotiri71
16th Jan 2013, 08:36
I had some last night.
Woke up this morning still with a bit between my teeth......

Lightning Mate
16th Jan 2013, 08:41
Bit of what? :E

phnuff
16th Jan 2013, 08:47
Every little helps !!!

bluecode
16th Jan 2013, 08:50
Had some Tesco burgers last night. Don't recommend them. They gave me the trots..................

TURIN
16th Jan 2013, 09:07
Nothing to see here...walk on.

RedhillPhil
16th Jan 2013, 09:21
1969. Returning to U.K. from what was West Pakistan via a little V-C tenderness and diverted into Paris due to fog. Evening meal at the hotel was a steak - rather nice I thought. Turned out to be Dobbin.

ORAC
16th Jan 2013, 09:26
So a lot of poor shoppers have been living hand to mouth.....

Ancient Observer
16th Jan 2013, 09:40
There's clearly a tail to be told about this.

Lon More
16th Jan 2013, 09:47
Nowt wrong with horse meat, tastes a bit like dog, as long as it's labled as such.

ORAC
16th Jan 2013, 09:56
Horse meat tastes like dog if it's labelled as dog? :ooh:

N707ZS
16th Jan 2013, 09:59
Northallerton site at the centre of international probe
8:21pm Tuesday 15th January 2013 in News (http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/)By Nigel Burton (http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/biog/1820)
The burgers were on sale at Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Iceland and Dunnes stores
A MEAT processing plant in North Yorkshire is at the centre of a food safety probe after beefburgers supplied to leading supermarkets were found to contain horsemeat.
Products from the Dalepak Hambleton plant in Northallerton (http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/search/?search=Northallerton&topic_id=2363) and two other facilities in Ireland were investigated by a food safety watchdog. The burgers were on sale at Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Iceland and Dunnes Stores, but it is not known which plant supplied the contaminated meat.
Last night, after the results of the study, by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) were published, Tesco withdrew the products from sale, calling the incidents “extremely serious”.
The investigation into the authenticity of a number of beefburger, beef meal and salami products on sale in Ireland, found a number tested positive for horse DNA, something it said was “not in our culture to eat”. In addition, some products were also found to contain pig DNA.
Products from the Dalepak plant and from two plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, were tested and horse DNA was found.
Of 27 products analysed, ten were found to contain horse DNA and 23 pig DNA.
Although most samples contained only low amounts of contamination, in one Tesco Everyday Value product, horsemeat accounted for about 29 per cent of the meat content relative to beef.
The FSAI said there was no risk to health, but its chief executive, Professor Alan Reilly, said: “While there is a plausible explanation for the presence of pig DNA in these products due to the fact that meat from different animals is processed in the same meat plants, there is no clear explanation at this time for the presence of horse DNA in products emanating from meat plants that do not use horsemeat in their production process.
“In Ireland, it is not in our culture to eat horsemeat and, therefore, we do not expect to find it in a burger.”
While he did not single out any one particular supplier, Tesco spokesman Tim Smith said: “The safety and quality of our food is of the highest importance to Tesco. We will not tolerate any compromise in the quality of the food we sell.
“The presence of illegal meat in our products is extremely serious. Our customers have the right to expect that food they buy is produced to the highest standards.
“The relevant authorities have said that these findings pose no risk to public health.
"We understand that many of our customers will be concerned by this news, and we apologise sincerely for any distress.”
No one was available for comment at Dalepak’s plant in Leeming Bar.
People phoning the firm who are put on hold hear a recorded message about its “delicious premium, standard and economy burgers... each one produced with care and for quality assurance”.

Hobo
16th Jan 2013, 10:19
Tescos, having been shown to be pig ignorant, must be feeling a little sheepish. Personally, I think all this talk of horsemeat is bullsh1t - it really gets my goat.



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beaufort1
16th Jan 2013, 10:22
Horsey, Horsey don't you stop,
Or you'll end up in a Tesco shop,
Your tail goes swish and the wheels go round,
Giddy up Horsey, you're a quarter pound!

throw a dyce
16th Jan 2013, 10:37
Have Tescos got a new Galloping Gourmet.

A A Gruntpuddock
16th Jan 2013, 11:01
My wife's father was a baker, apparently horse meat pies were widely available during the war and were almost indistinguishable from beef.

In fact, one of her relatives declared a horsemeat pie as the best steak pie she'd ever had!

MagnusP
16th Jan 2013, 11:02
Rein yourselves in folks, you're starting to nag a bit.

TURIN
16th Jan 2013, 11:09
Are we going to be saddled with these gags all day?

ORAC
16th Jan 2013, 11:11
Sounds like Tesco's have had a bit of a 'mare.....

MagnusP
16th Jan 2013, 11:18
It's tricky coming up with new puns on the hoof. One consumer fell ill, but he's stable now.

G-CPTN
16th Jan 2013, 11:21
My LIDL pony.

lasernigel
16th Jan 2013, 11:32
My Great Grandpa always said bet on a grey...don't eat it. Odds on the folk who bought them were blinkered.

Lightning Mate
16th Jan 2013, 11:35
Like a bit of surf and flat turf.

airship
16th Jan 2013, 11:41
Products from the Dalepak plant and from two plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, were tested and horse DNA was found. L'iffey meats sounds like a Franco-Irish conspiracy, true to form...

...and a Hiho Silver cries the Lone Ranger as both he, Tonto (and airship) ride off into the desert...

Trevor Hannant
16th Jan 2013, 12:53
Well thats me stopped buying Burgers but knowing me it wont be Furlong!

Trevor Hannant
16th Jan 2013, 12:54
They were part of my stable diet until they gave me the trotts, I need to give them up tonto...I mean pronto.

Sunnyjohn
16th Jan 2013, 14:52
More than a bit of horse trading going on, I'd say. frankly I cannot see what all the fuss is about. Horse meat is perfectly edible for humans and since no-one knows what goes into a burger, most people don't know what they're eating anyway.

B Fraser
16th Jan 2013, 14:57
Tesco say that sales figures are stable.

Linedog
16th Jan 2013, 15:52
They've found meat in a tesco value burger................???

They'll be finding traces of alcohol in the value bitter next.

airship
16th Jan 2013, 16:07
French butchers who traditionally offerred horse meat for sale are very few and far-between (contrary to the posts of some here and elsewhere) which endeavour to portray the French as a whole country and population actively engaged in eating horses instead of chicken or beef etc.

Wander about most French supermarkets today and you would not easily find any horse-meat for sale. Perhaps 10-15 years ago, there were still some specialist bouchersselling horse-meat (one just 150m from where I live today). They no longer exist, perhaps too specialised.

So far as I'm aware, during WWI, most allied troops ate horse-meat regularly (horses were used to transport supplies and war-machines upto the front-lines). It might have been called something else back then though.

During WWII, not just were horses used to transport supplies and war-machines upto the front-lines, but populations of some severely-affected places like the Ukraine probably resorted to eating (others') dogs and cat pets.

But going back to the main thread, if any horse-meat etc. is entering the food-chain today, it's probably because horse-meat is even cheaper than the lowest cost cuts of beef etc. which usually go into the fabrication of the cheapest burgers, whether or not sold or marketed by more expensive brands. Who should have known much better than to risk their reputations for the sake of a few tonnes of cheap produce (a couple of weeks' production?) which would (should) now leave their hitherto responsible and long-cultivated reputations in ruins.

When are all these supermarket chains going to ever wake up? And admit that the so-called "infallible chain of origin" is just a load of "horse-manure", just like their measures respecting the so-called "cold-chain", where pallets of perishable goods delivered are left for hours in ambient temperatures before staff can be found to handle the deliveries. :zzz:

hellsbrink
16th Jan 2013, 16:24
French butchers who traditionally offerred horse meat for sale are very few and far-between (contrary to the posts of some here and elsewhere) which endeavour to portray the French as a whole country and population actively engaged in eating horses instead of chicken or beef etc.

Wander about most French supermarkets today and you would not easily find any horse-meat for sale. Perhaps 10-15 years ago, there were still some specialist bouchersselling horse-meat (one just 150m from where I live today). They no longer exist, perhaps too specialised.


Unlike here where it's very common to sell horse in supermarkets, butchers and so forth. It's as common a meat as beef, pork or chicken here, and tasty too.


Oh, has to be added

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/735229_10200325861051809_1432481694_n.jpg

Fox3WheresMyBanana
16th Jan 2013, 16:35
I wonder if they tested the meat for human DNA?

Soylent Green here we come

flying lid
16th Jan 2013, 16:39
It gets worse - Traces of zebras found in Tesco barcodes

I expect this only relates to those mini-burgers you have as snacks. You know, the horse d'oeuvres.

Gotta admin tho', when disease inevitably hits - 'Crazy Horse' sounds way cooler that 'Mad Cow'.

Lid(l)

Standard Noise
16th Jan 2013, 16:40
Wednesday tea break anagram........
Hamburgers




Shergar Bum

Lord Spandex Masher
16th Jan 2013, 16:44
Are we going to be saddled with these gags all day?

Hopefully not furlong.

cockney steve
16th Jan 2013, 16:56
Hands up! someone had a bit of a neck and pulled a flanker.
perhaps the thread will wither?
I heard so , from the horse's mouth, of course.

Fox3WheresMyBanana
16th Jan 2013, 16:56
The suppliers VP will be for the High Jump; possibly followed by the water jump.
He's lucky; if this had happened in Florida it could have been The Chair.

Flying Lid - zebra :D:D nearly wet myself!

BOAC
16th Jan 2013, 16:58
'Horse for courses' as they say?

For my benefit, is it actually illegal to sell horse meat in the UK or just not 'dun'?

I've been offered some but I don't want to be taken for a ride or saddled with any left-overs.

Lightning Mate
16th Jan 2013, 17:18
:D:D........

ATNotts
16th Jan 2013, 17:22
So far as I can see, given the lists of chemicals and "E" numbers that are in supermarket burgers I would have though that some bobbo would be the least of the problems!

This is an object lesson as the why you buy the raw (!) materials and make the food yourself, then you know what's in it - and yes, a piece of horse on a supermarket shelf looks totally different to beef - and taste at least as good!

If Brits weren't so squeemish about what meat we will and won't eat horse would be on sale here in supermarkets - as would veal and rabbitt, which you also hardly ever see.

Lonewolf_50
16th Jan 2013, 17:23
I'd always thought that you Brits liked a lump of Shergar with your tea. :cool:

ATNotts
16th Jan 2013, 17:27
Airship

French butchers who traditionally offerred horse meat for sale are very few and far-between

I beg to differ, E.Leclerc sell horse steaks and joint (usually for some reason from Argentina) in their supermarkets - I buy it when I go through their store in Bailleul, Dept. 59.

E.Leclerc must be one of France's biggest food retailers

G&T ice n slice
16th Jan 2013, 17:46
Chilled horsemeat is airlifted out of Canada, USA and Argentina (some Argie horsemeat also trucked up to give backloads to Europe out of Sao Paulo).

It commands a good premium in European markets. Seems like it isn't suitable for deepfreezing (?) and a prolonged very dep chilled seavoyage causes some deterioration in quality.

It's mainly consumed by the BeNeLux, France, Germany and Italy.

I am advised that it even commands a price premium over beef.

And you don;t need horse-stalls & accompanying grooms to move it...

Gawd I'm soooo boring:rolleyes:

Linedog
16th Jan 2013, 19:11
If you have been put off of Tesco's burgers after the horse meat scandal, may I recommend Tesco finest meatballs, they're the dogs bollocks!

TURIN
16th Jan 2013, 19:17
Linedog, Bravo. :D:ok:

mustpost
16th Jan 2013, 20:13
Heston Blumenthal has just put in a bid for Frankel. He plans to make the world's most expensive hors d'oeuvres.

Best burgers recipe. Mince meat, garlic powder, paprika, fresh herbs, an egg and fine diced stallions. I mean.... Scallions..

Milo Minderbinder
16th Jan 2013, 20:14
Horses are like women
You can ride them and then eat them

BOAC
16th Jan 2013, 21:04
Horses are like women
You can ride them and then eat them - only after you have broken them in.

Milo Minderbinder
16th Jan 2013, 21:06
I believe thats what spurs and whips are for

oopspff7
16th Jan 2013, 21:13
Whats next? My Lidl pony.

Sprogget
16th Jan 2013, 21:15
They've looked into the Cock a Leekie soup, right?

BOAC
16th Jan 2013, 21:28
I believe thats what spurs and whips are for I prefer bareback riding.

sitigeltfel
17th Jan 2013, 04:36
It gets worse - Traces of zebras found in Tesco barcodes

Our Auchan supermarket had Zebra on sale before Xmas, along with Ostrich, Wapiti and Camel meat.

Krystal n chips
17th Jan 2013, 05:15
BBC News - Horsemeat in Tesco burgers prompts apology in UK papers (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21054688)

You can understand their concern here.....the increase in meat content must have come as both a shock and a surprise to them. :E

On the other hand, they missed a marketing opportunity here...insert whoever does their ads voiceover with faux "Northern" accent..."Tesco's new burger range....proper Champion ! "

sitigeltfel
17th Jan 2013, 05:38
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02453/170113-MATT-web_2453829a.gif

Victor Inox
17th Jan 2013, 07:52
One assumes that there would be a far greater outcry if there had been pork mixed in........ perhaps even the odd suicide bomber :ok:

flying lid
17th Jan 2013, 09:40
Tesco have announced they will now accept HMV vouchers thats horse meat vouchers to you and me !

Had some of those Tesco burgers earlier went for a dump and it was good to firm.

War Horse, seen the film, read the book,now eat the cast.

Its another conspiracy theory by dettori government.

My missus always insists on getting the expensive organic burgers for fear of something like this. I brought home some cheap burgers a few weeks ago and it was just nag, nag, nag for days.

I think someone has got it in for me. I got home this evening and found a packet of Tesco burgers in my bed...

Little Freddy asks his mother after his first day at school - "Mummy, there's a little girl in our class who wees and poos all over the place whenever she wants to - do you think they will make her into burgers too?"

Lid

cockney steve
17th Jan 2013, 10:23
I think this thread's run it's course......

HyFlyer
17th Jan 2013, 10:43
^^^^^

I think that's the winning post...

Sprogget
17th Jan 2013, 10:58
To eat Tesco burgers, or not to eat Tesco burgers, that is the equestrian.

MagnusP
17th Jan 2013, 11:17
That's the last time I order a medium-rare filet!

Lon More
17th Jan 2013, 11:23
Tesco burger?

http://cerin.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/horse-shit.jpg?w=600


Horse sh1t?

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa283/delboyonline/TescoBurgersSMALL_zpsbb709fbf.jpg

CATIII-NDB
17th Jan 2013, 13:18
I have always personally use the phrase "Let's hoof it down to Tesco" -

In a not unrelated way.

I have been told that generally; and not necessarily this store chain - purvey Economy fish fingers where the "Fish" is bound by polyphosphates and salt to bind the material togather.

We eat what we pay for.

Edit: I've a freezer full of economy burgers: I keep hearing whinnying noises. Should I place a bet on the door coming off in the night.

jimgriff
17th Jan 2013, 14:32
Tesco quarter pounders:
the affordable way to buy your daughter the pony that she's always wanted

hellsbrink
17th Jan 2013, 14:46
I see they've found out why it happened....



https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/6980196864/hEEE9318C/

teeteringhead
17th Jan 2013, 15:30
Wapiti and Camel meat. dangerously close to aviation content for JB surely ....

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSAE0GqnWZQSkVPl4JxAaoHmHJgR0K2pqOptUrW3Yr 2pT4VtoGp6ZD2BvMA

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcToag1HvVii6qrSBxTUBB4T0yC0Ec8R2_jNpHhnPNn jK4aFobVnLuSANdpE

Milo Minderbinder
17th Jan 2013, 18:01
So now you know what happened to Shergar

OFSO
17th Jan 2013, 18:20
Tesco Burgers - best served with a glass of Red Rum.

Dan Gerous
17th Jan 2013, 19:03
Well with burgers off the menu I had a nice cat au vin last night, and an equally nice kitten chow mein tonight.

Windy Militant
17th Jan 2013, 19:12
Don't know why your all foaming at the bit over this.
A well know pie maker in The Valleys was raided by the public health inspectors who found amongst the rancid and condemned meat, several zoo animals including a kangaroo. They also found half a donkey which had been stuffed into a mincer intact fur, hooves and all!
They immediately closed them down which is a shame the made damned tasty pies! :}

Sallyann1234
17th Jan 2013, 21:35
LiveLeak.com - Horse searches for slaughtered family in Tesco

AlpineSkier
17th Jan 2013, 21:51
@Windy militant

A well know pie maker in The Valleys

Which valleys would those be ?

gingernut
17th Jan 2013, 21:55
Last time I shopped there, the lady on the till was lecturing me about how many carrier bag's I needed. (I re-use them.) She muttered something about the environment.....would have thought if they sourced their runner beans (etc) from Cheshire instead of Kenya, then I'd have more sympathy for the argument.

stuckgear
18th Jan 2013, 08:54
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02455/180113-MATT-web_2455062a.gif

B Fraser
18th Jan 2013, 11:21
the lady on the till was lecturing me about how many carrier bag's I needed.

Dozy bint. Point out that they have laid tarmac and concrete over several acres of land and that had you had a home delivery, you would have received twice the number of carrier bags.

airship
18th Jan 2013, 12:01
If anyone here is still concerned about the meat content of their burgers, here is a method which might be infallible: try whispering to them (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119314/), worked for Robert Redford...

PS. Reviewing the "photo-finish", I'm informed that the judges have excluded hellsbrink's contribution:

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/6980196864/hEEE9318C/

The horse "having won" by at least 2 heads in this case, the cow being a heifer or otherwise confused female with a desperate need to hump...

G&T ice n slice
18th Jan 2013, 13:59
http://cerin.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/horse-shit.jpg?w=600

Lon, I have checked carefully and I believe this is bullsh

Windy Militant
18th Jan 2013, 14:22
Which valleys would those be ?
There's only one valleys Bach!
Actually I think it was somewhere near Caerdiff! :}

Lon More
19th Jan 2013, 11:29
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/582445_392868060807732_926090789_n.jpg

OFSO
19th Jan 2013, 13:34
Mrs OFSO reminded me that a friend, a qualified chef, said of Lidl: look at their prices and think about their sources and how they can sell products so cheaply. She said "Buy brand-name products by all means at Lidl but avoid their meat and fish".

Incidentely "Silvercrest" is the trade name of a purveyor of electrical and electronic goods to Lidl.

radeng
19th Jan 2013, 14:11
My local Tesco seems to have a habit of items being out of stock. Then when you ask and they investigate, they find that the items are out of stock on the shelves but not in the computer: therefore not re-stocked.

To err is human, but to really f**k things up, you need a computer!

Lon More
19th Jan 2013, 14:22
G&T I bow to your expertise :cool:

AlpineSkier
19th Jan 2013, 14:40
airship

The cow is a cow. Most people would say a heifer is a cow that hasn't calfed yet, in which case it wouldn't have the big udder we see in the pic'.

hellsbrink
19th Jan 2013, 15:03
And, airship, surely some interracial lesbianism is something that you would like to see....

Krystal n chips
19th Jan 2013, 17:39
I wonder it it's actuallly dawned on the Tesco managment yet, that, far from a concerned public dashing to their support, the opposite has been the case and they have become the source of humour and derision for just about everybody in the UK.......:ok:

Probably not.

OFSO, be careful here re the so called lower end of the market.

Friend of mine's wife works for Aldi in the food quality dept at a high level..as she says, people are always going to be more critical and look closer at the quality of their products than those of the major outlets...hence the reason the standards and quality are so high....I do shop there and trust me, I don't eat rubbish...never had a bad buy yet, in comparison to a "well known Yorkshire based chain" for example.

cockney steve
19th Jan 2013, 17:42
Today, I went in Tesco's cafe and asked for a burger...the girl asked if I'd like anything on it...


I said a fiver at 15:1

OFSO
19th Jan 2013, 20:36
You have a point there Krystal, it's the "Ryanair effect".

Mrs OFSO did the usual shop today at our butchers where every bit of meat they sell comes from local farms (on this side of the border !) with which they have a working relationship. Sausages are made from fresh meat in the shop: even the mince enters the shop as large pieces of meat and is diced up in the shop. And yes you have to wait for quite a time as there's always a queue, every day of the week. Despite four or five people serving and six people working behind the scenes. Plus their own delivery man.

We're happy with this degree of knowledge of what we're eating.

Cpt_Pugwash
19th Jan 2013, 22:19
Apparently TESCO are now offering triple Clubcard points on combined buys of petrol or Diesel and burgers. the deal is called " Only fuels and horses"

Hat, coat, taxi !

Mechta
20th Jan 2013, 10:08
My local Tesco seems to have a habit of items being out of stock. Then when you ask and they investigate, they find that the items are out of stock on the shelves but not in the computer: therefore not re-stocked.Sounds to me that the 'five finger discount' is rife there. Do the store detectives patrol with or without their labradors?

I wonder if they tested the meat for human DNA?

Soylent Green here we comeWell, I did wonder if I would find a bit of a someone with severe brain damage in my Tesco veggie burger...

cockney steve
20th Jan 2013, 16:43
To be serious for a moment, I did , indeed go into one of their emporiums a few days ago.

There were only two "famous" brands of burgers on sale and a load of empty shelves with coy notices apologising for lack of product "due to unforseen circumstances"

The withdrawn burgers would fail Trades Descriptions Acts (misdescribed) but presumably complied with hygiene and quality-standards ,inasmuch as no illness was reported as a consequence of eating the "blended meats" products.

Be interesting to see what Trading Standards does and IF Teasco get fined, any of that money finds it's way back to duped customers.

no real harm seems to have been done, but yet again demonstrates that all these Government employees and legislation aretotally ineffective.

The fools are so busy looking at the trees, they fail to notice a forest.

AlpineSkier
20th Jan 2013, 17:23
I've read that the trace horse-meat is supposed to have come from some kind of powder additive which explains why it is in per mil or lower concentartion. I did read in an initial report that one sample had 28% horsemeat : unless it was a mistake or a mis-print, that would be massive adulteration.

Only ever tried horse once myself and it had a very strong taste that I didn't like. Possibly the way it was prepared or normal taste no idea, but will not be rushing to try it again, but it's the same with pigs trotters.

Fox3WheresMyBanana
20th Jan 2013, 18:35
Do the store detectives patrol with or without their labradors?

I suspect the labradors are now cunningly hidden,




...within the burgers.

Jhieminga
21st Jan 2013, 09:13
"He used to be the crowd's favourite for the 15:00 at Newmarket, as it turns out, with a little ketchup he is also my kid's favourite!"

Hat, coat, door...

ORAC
21st Jan 2013, 09:48
big lump of horse ran into your burger? Don't wave it around or everyone'll want one (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/20/horse-burger-charlie-brooker) :D:D:D

.........The great minced horse scandal of 2013 has been focused on "value" burgers, which means while many are disgusted, few can be entirely surprised. As a consumer, you implicitly understand that each time you buy a "value" meat product you are entering into a gentleman's agreement with the producer. Your end of the deal: you won't ask awkward questions and you'll swallow as fast as you can. Their end: they'll program their slaughtering robots to pick out any visible toenails and mince the eyelids so finely you won't feel the lashes tickling your throat on the way down. You paid 10p and ate something vaguely carcass-flavoured: you're fully aware you're eating meat regurgitated through a sieve in the Twilight Zone. You know damn well the tuppenny beef disc you're chewing consists of sinewy globules and bloody tumours sluiced off a malformed skeleton by a high-pressure hose in a flyblown abattoir, smashed into patties by an automated fist-pounding machine, bulked out with sawdust and fishfood and papier-mache, packed into boxes and piled high for economy of scale. You're either trying not to think about it, or you genuinely don't care, in which case good for you. Eat what you want.............

Jay Rayner explains about horse burgers (http://timworstall.com/2013/01/20/jay-rayner-explains-about-horse-burgers/)

radeng
21st Jan 2013, 13:23
The Song Against Grocers
G.K. Chesterton

(From "The Flying Inn", 1914)

God made the wicked Grocer
For a mystery and a sign,
That men might shun the awful shops
And go to inns to dine;
Where the bacon's on the rafter
And the wine is in the wood,
And God that made good laughter
Has seen that they are good.

The evil-hearted Grocer
Would call his mother "Ma'am,"
And bow at her and bob at her,
Her aged soul to damn,
And rub his horrid hands and ask
What article was next
Though MORTIS IN ARTICULO
Should be her proper text.

His props are not his children,
But pert lads underpaid,
Who call out "Cash!" and bang about
To work his wicked trade;
He keeps a lady in a cage
Most cruelly all day,
And makes her count and calls her "Miss"
Until she fades away.

The righteous minds of innkeepers
Induce them now and then
To crack a bottle with a friend
Or treat unmoneyed men,
But who hath seen the Grocer
Treat housemaids to his teas
Or crack a bottle of fish sauce
Or stand a man a cheese?

He sells us sands of Araby
As sugar for cash down;
He sweeps his shop and sells the dust
The purest salt in town,
He crams with cans of poisoned meat
Poor subjects of the King,
And when they die by thousands
Why, he laughs like anything.

The wicked Grocer groces
In spirits and in wine,
Not frankly and in fellowship
As men in inns do dine;
But packed with soap and sardines
And carried off by grooms,
For to be snatched by Duchesses
And drunk in dressing-rooms.

The hell-instructed Grocer
Has a temple made of tin,
And the ruin of good innkeepers
Is loudly urged therein;
But now the sands are running out
From sugar of a sort,
The Grocer trembles; for his time,
Just like his weight, is short.

Lon More
21st Jan 2013, 13:37
Not the first offense for Tesco's although this one palls into insignificance in comparison with the 42 million quid that Tesco Heiress Shirley Porter fiddled away, although she did eventually pay back 12 million in the Homes for Votes Scandal
She was also involved in a fiddle concerning Scottish Forestry land although there she was not alone; other worthies, including Sir Cliff Richard and Terry Wogan joined her there.

BOAC
21st Jan 2013, 13:48
other worthies, including Sir Cliff Richard and Terry Wogan joined her there. - is this something other than the Schedule D (Woodlands) tax allowance?

Lon More
21st Jan 2013, 15:10
At one time Dame Shirley owned substantial land holdings in Scotland, three lots of land purchased as part of the tax-driven forestry scandal of the early 1980s. In one week in June 1988, all three holdings were sold to Oakum Association Ltd for a total of £620,000.

Oakum Association Ltd is a company registered in the British Virgin Islands with a box office address in Geneva, Switzerland. No one knows whether that is a company owned by Dame Shirley or members of her family or whether it is another anonymous land speculator.

The plots were sold by Oakum Association Ltd in January, February and June 2002 to a variety of buyers. There is, of course, nothing to link Oakum to Dame Shirley Porter. We will never know whether the Sitka spruce was sold or simply transferred to disguise true ownership until the time came for disposal.

Jhieminga
21st Jan 2013, 17:59
http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss304/NigelC/487172_4792734830617_1536997833_n_zps99920733.jpg

BOAC
21st Jan 2013, 18:23
the tax-driven forestry scandal- don't forget we needed the timber in those days (I recall imports were around 80%) and that was the driver behind Schedule D. I was really asking 'more' about your mention of the other two, having been peripherally involved (aviation) in the whole thing. 'Dame Shirley'.............:mad:

bnt
21st Jan 2013, 20:48
Since Ireland is the source of at least some of the horseburgers, you can imagine they're going down a treat here ... :cool:

http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/428255_466991296681707_935194904_n.jpg

Lon More
21st Jan 2013, 21:32
BOAC I can't find the original site but AFAIK it was to do with a tax loophole which was closed in the late 1980s but it seems exceptions were made in certain cases for a couple of years, so I expect you are correct - unless of course you know of any further fiddles! :(

Cacophonix
21st Jan 2013, 21:38
What next? Cannibalism!

A Man Called Horse - YouTube

Caco

ORAC
4th Feb 2013, 03:36
Supermarkets can sell mince with 50% fat and collagen (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/9845985/Supermarkets-can-sell-mince-with-50-fat-and-collagen.html)

Supermarkets will be able to sell minced meat containing more than 50 per cent “filler” under Government plans to avoid EU limits.

unclenelli
7th Feb 2013, 17:44
On the news last night - 30 years since the disappearance of Shergar in Ireland.
And an Irish food processor is found to be holding 80% horse in frozen storage.

I'm not drawing any conclusions, but make your own minds up.............






On the other side, for the savvy consumer, Once this is all over........
How much could you save on food costs when you discover that named brands and supermarket value range all come from the same suppliers.

sitigeltfel
7th Feb 2013, 18:56
Findus Lasagne (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21375594)100% horsemeat :eek:

People have been warned not to eat the products, which were made for Findus by French food supplier Comigel.I commented to our supermarket checkout girl about how cheap they were, and she agreed, saying they were galloping off the shelves

Krystal n chips
8th Feb 2013, 05:58
" On the other side, for the savvy consumer, Once this is all over........
How much could you save on food costs when you discover that named brands and supermarket value range all come from the same suppliers"

A very laudible thought.....just one slight problem ( apart from the devoted "we always shop at wherever supermarket" brigade).

Expect a lot of public self-flagellation from the supermarkets to show how "concerned" they are....a purely cosmetic exercise as we know.

Next, a rebranding / packaging campaign for the "new" product range.

Thereafter, back to the way things were before this little hiccup to their profits appeared.

unclenelli
8th Feb 2013, 12:00
The problem isn't the non-labelling of horsemeat, or indeed the undisclosed horsemeat (which is not a threat to humans), but the possibility of the veterinary drug phenylbutazone which IS a threat to humans.

Either Bute or Romanian Horse AIDS (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/9859946/Horse-meat-scandal-More-contaminated-food-likely-to-be-found.html)

ORAC
8th Feb 2013, 12:42
but the possibility of the veterinary drug phenylbutazone which IS a threat to humans. Does it give you the trots?

MagnusP
8th Feb 2013, 13:30
Well, it did, but my condition is now stable.

airship
2nd Jan 2014, 12:58
European consumers often believe that they're unfairly treated. But spare a thought for China's WAL-MART customers (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25573471): Wal-Mart has recalled a donkey meat product in China after tests showed that it contained DNA of other animals...
...Wal-Mart says it will reimburse customers who bought the "Five Spice" donkey meat and the US firm is also helping local authorities with an investigation into its local supplier.

Apparently, the "donkey meat" innocent Chinese consumers thought they were getting, also contained "fox meat"... :eek:

Next time, I'll just order a piece of a-s-s... :ok:

Lon More
2nd Jan 2014, 15:30
In the UK Walmart trades as ASDA

airship
2nd Jan 2014, 15:47
ASDA the badger might have said just before being culled: "Blame all humankind's ills on us." BOOM BOOM!

What does the fox say? Basil Brush edition.... BOOM BOOM - YouTube

waveskimmer
2nd Jan 2014, 16:39
It could be and possibly is a lot worse here.

Case re-opened: Feared missing girl murdered then cut up and 'put into kebab' - Wilmington Conservative | Examiner.com (http://www.examiner.com/article/case-re-opened-feared-missing-girl-murdered-then-cut-up-and-put-into-kebab) :mad: