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Horsemeat found in burgers made for British supermarkets was imported from Poland
dailymail.co.uk ^ | January 27, 2013 | Liz Hull

Posted on 01/27/2013 12:30:14 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper

Horsemeat found in beef burgers manufactured for British supermarkets was imported from Poland, it emerged last night.

Tests have revealed that ‘raw material’ supplied to an Irish processing plant, which made burgers for Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and Iceland, contained as much as 20 per cent horse DNA, the Irish Government said.

Around 10million beef burgers have been withdrawn from sale by supermarkets, and other smaller retailers in the UK, since the scandal, which centred around the Silvercrest factory, in County Monaghan, broke earlier this month.

Customers and food standards experts were left reeling after tests by the Foods Safety Authority of Ireland revealed burgers supplied to Tesco – Britain’s biggest supermarket chain - contained 29.1 per cent horse DNA.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 01/27/2013 12:30:17 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Mmmm. Clydesdale.


2 posted on 01/27/2013 12:31:16 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

In places like Venice where horsemeat is fairly common, what kind of horse is used? Does it matter?


3 posted on 01/27/2013 12:38:58 PM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
At least the meat was not from Moldova
4 posted on 01/27/2013 12:40:00 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

5 posted on 01/27/2013 12:42:03 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Friend of mine ate a horseburger in the Netherlands. Said it was delicious.

She also picked up the practice of putting mayo on fries. Way better than ketchup.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 12:43:08 PM PST by Feline_AIDS (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I wonder what “Triggered” the investigation?


7 posted on 01/27/2013 12:56:49 PM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Did I just eat a horsey?

8 posted on 01/27/2013 12:57:02 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Perdogg

Hmm, the other white meat.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 1:02:10 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: RadiationRomeo

“Does it matter?”

When they’re selling it labeled it as beef it does.

If you’re just plain stupid it doesn’t matter.


10 posted on 01/27/2013 1:12:37 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: wolficatZ

When I asked if it mattered, I meant do different breeds of horse taste differently? (Arabian/Morgan/Draft for instance)
Someone here might know.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 1:16:45 PM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
A horse is a horse, of course of course,
And nothing tastes a horse of course,
That is of course unless the horse
Is the famous Mister Ed!

Go right to the source and ask the horse;
He'll give you the answer that you'll endorse.
He always serves as the main course --
The famous Mister Ed!

12 posted on 01/27/2013 2:04:55 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: wolficatZ

A few months ago, the US had pink slime in the ground beef...


13 posted on 01/27/2013 2:22:58 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: wolficatZ

A few months ago, the US had pink slime in the ground beef...


14 posted on 01/27/2013 2:23:36 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I have eaten horse meat, and it is quite good: much better than elephant-burgers, which are somewhat dry and tasteless.


15 posted on 01/27/2013 2:32:51 PM PST by docbnj
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Mr. Ed. Says "eat me!"


16 posted on 01/27/2013 2:46:01 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Mr. Ed. Says "eat me!"

Neigh.

17 posted on 01/27/2013 2:52:22 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Blaming Poland, eh? Not blaming France this time? ;-)

Horse meat faces ban in Italy
The Telegraph
By Nick Pisa in Rome
6:20AM GMT 08 Feb 2010
Excerpt:
"Italy is the largest consumer of horsemeat in Europe with more than 48,000 metric tonnes eaten every year and it is a common dish among youngsters because of its high iron content."

http://www.foodstandards.gov.uk/news/newsarchive/salamisurvey171203
"No more horsing around with salami
Wednesday, 17 December 2003
A UK-wide investigation carried out by the Food Standards Agency suggests that consumers should no longer be concerned about the problem of salami containing undeclared horsemeat and donkeymeat"

Horse Meat Discovered In Burgers Sold In UK And Ireland
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2978441/posts

Would You Eat Horsemeat? (Found in Hamburgers)
(UK)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2979706/posts


18 posted on 01/27/2013 3:39:14 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

On the French menu, horse would actually be much preferable.


19 posted on 01/27/2013 11:40:43 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (SOS)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
this would be funny. If the horsemeat is from Poland, then this is pretty sad for the horses. The folks in the countryside in Poland can be quite poor and horses are livestock and some seem to (ok, to my city-slicker eyes) cruel.

Though I am puzzled about the meat coming from Poland -- Poland doesn't raise a lot of cows and beef is not a popular meat over here -- most of the meat at the supermarkets are pork, pork, pork! And chicken and turkey, but that's about it.

20 posted on 01/28/2013 5:39:17 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yeah, I know what you mean. I tend to avoid raw hamburger, snails and the like, too. ;-)


21 posted on 01/28/2013 10:10:59 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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