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Old 7th Feb 2013, 20:08
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Horsemeat - Part Deux

Did not someone have the gall in Horsemeat Part 1 to tell me he had a relative working at Aldi, and how careful in the procurement area that store was ?

Well: BBC News - Horsemeat row: Aldi is latest to drop Silvercrest

Although to be fair, is there any mass-market chain still untouched by the scandal ?
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Old 7th Feb 2013, 20:39
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BBC News - Findus beef lasagne contained up to 100% horsemeat, FSA says

What I want to know is whether I am getting better value if my meat product is horsemeat rather than beef? (or am I due a refund?)
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Neigh your not.
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Depends on which part of the horse they use.

Their is a lot of meat on a horse and very little fat
- well, fit, wild one's.

Cheap pies et al, we all know what goes in them.

I can't see what all the fuss is about, it's only a culture based thing,
same as when I was in France and they cooked up Sheep's brains
and eyeballs.

Send it all to France, they'll grab them quick.

It's just a media beat up like they do to get a reaction and
then the story feeds on itself.
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hors d'oeuvres

So from now on it'll be horses doovers then?
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I can't see what all the fuss is about. So we've all been eating horse meat for years and we're still here. What the stomach don't know, the heart can't grieve about.
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Hold up a hoof if you've ever bought a 'value' food product from a supermarket?

No, thought not. None of us are that dumb. The question is, will Waynetta Slob keep buying the stuff after Tesco et al promises not to do it again? One awaits developments.

Point is:it is inevitable this will keep happening if the supermarkets continue their practice of awarding big contracts to a few suppliers only, whose business survival then depends on those contracts, then insisting they drop prices every year.

Probably lucky they caught it at horse before the cats started going missing.
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So from now on it'll be horses doovers then?
Oh God, that is so bad.

Now you know why I never ask what I am eating when in China. There are times I really don't want to know.
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I have no inbuilt prejudice against consuming horsemeat (although I have never knowingly eaten any).

Even the threat of 'bute' (Phenylbutazone) seems to be exaggerated:-
Truth about 'bute', the drug at the centre of the Findus lasagne horse meat scandal - Home News - UK - The Independent

I blame the French . . .
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"So from now on it'll be horses doovers then?"

Reminds me of those British comedy's - like Bucket Hyacinth
when someone from the other side of the fence tries to
say something like that.
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This whole saga reminds me of the Kangaroo meat issue
- when people don't realise that 'roos are the best meat out,
great taste, no fat, all good stuff.
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My lad's a coeliac and we rely on food labels being accurate.

I don't care whether I eat horsemeat or not, but I do worry that if someone has the neck to chuck dobbin in a burger there's likely other stuff going on that I'd rather not know about.

Can of worms waiting to be opened?
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Rule 1 in China con is to never tell a gweilo what he's actually eating if he
appears to be enjoying it. I had a fantastic (though toughish) sossie once
in HKG. Wasn't till later I dry-wretched after finding out it was deer penis!


....before the cats started going missing.
In any Chinese stall check out the cats - if they wander around as if they
own the damn place you're safe. If they appear twitchy and nervous and
watch everything anyone does...especially anybody with meat cleavers...
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Can of worms waiting to be opened?
I think they call that 'value spaghetti'
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Very good
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On demand - a can of worms (Silkworms actually, so really caterpillars)

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Poofters food Milo!

REAL men eat worms straight from the can!

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Worms.

Just remember to squeeze them from one end to the other
to get all the dirt out first
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Cans of Worms.

Thank you all!
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In any Chinese stall check out the cats - if they wander around as if they
own the damn place you're safe. If they appear twitchy and nervous and
watch everything anyone does...especially anybody with meat cleavers...
I've heard that before and you know what, I think that is the truth.
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