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Findus admits frozen lasagne was made with 99% horsemeat and they don't know for how long
Daily Mail UK ^

Posted on 02/07/2013 12:46:08 PM PST by Perdogg

Findus has tonight admitted that it has been selling packs of its popular frozen lasagne that were 99 per cent horsemeat.

The news is the first time that it has been confirmed that horsemeat contamination of products sold in the UK has spread beyond beef burgers.

There are concerns that the horse meat used in the lasagne contained the drug bute, which is a known human health risk. Findus was today unable to say how long horsemeat has been used in its products.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: health

1 posted on 02/07/2013 12:46:15 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

“the horse meat used in the lasagne contained the drug bute”

might this explain Prince Charles?


2 posted on 02/07/2013 12:49:15 PM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Perdogg

IMHO, this proves that horse meat is a heck of a lot tastier than what it sounds like.


3 posted on 02/07/2013 12:50:09 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Chad N. Freud
...might this explain Prince Charles?

Indeed he does seem to have rather a long face of late.
4 posted on 02/07/2013 12:52:36 PM PST by golux
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To: Cyman

Dog and cat meat probably is too.


5 posted on 02/07/2013 12:53:49 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Chad N. Freud

Is “bute” the same as incest?


6 posted on 02/07/2013 12:53:49 PM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: All

How could lasagne be 99% meat of any kind?
That leaves only 1% to be pasta, cheese, tomato sauce etc.


7 posted on 02/07/2013 12:53:58 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Perdogg

FTA:
Unlike in Britain, there is no taboo against eating horse meat in France, and it remains very popular in a number of restaurants in Paris, and other parts of the country, as well as in specialist butchers.

So, I’d think that importing anything with “masked meat” from France wouold be a non-starter, n’cest pas?


8 posted on 02/07/2013 12:55:03 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Perdogg

Could consumers taste the difference?


9 posted on 02/07/2013 12:56:01 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: Chad N. Freud
might this explain Prince Charles?

No I suspect he is the result of too much royal in-breeding.

How did the lasagne taste? The best sausage I ever got in Germany was probably horsemeat (much to the delight of some German girls who worked in my office!).

10 posted on 02/07/2013 12:56:15 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: Perdogg

So the pasta, cheese, and tomato sauce were only 1% of the lasagna? Didn’t people notice?


11 posted on 02/07/2013 12:56:30 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: TigersEye
“Dog and cat meat probably is too.”

I have always found Chihuahua burritos way too spicy.

12 posted on 02/07/2013 12:56:54 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Perdogg

1% bull balls.


13 posted on 02/07/2013 12:57:12 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: LegendHasIt

The meat is 99% Horse and 1% other.


14 posted on 02/07/2013 12:58:33 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg
Archie Eats Horse
15 posted on 02/07/2013 1:01:00 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Perdogg

Findus has to be the best name for criminals since Bernie Madoff


16 posted on 02/07/2013 1:02:03 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Perdogg

I was just snarking on how the headline was written.


17 posted on 02/07/2013 1:04:49 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Perdogg

The tabloid version of this story: “Sarah Jessica Parker Cannibalism Shocker!”


18 posted on 02/07/2013 1:05:05 PM PST by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: Perdogg

Is horse Hay fal?


19 posted on 02/07/2013 1:05:12 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: Dallas59

I was thinking about that, LOL!


20 posted on 02/07/2013 1:09:37 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: LegendHasIt; TigersEye
they don't know for how long

twenty-four to 30 inches on average

21 posted on 02/07/2013 1:10:35 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: AtlasStalled

I’m sure I could run about 50% faster after eating that lasagna!;)


22 posted on 02/07/2013 1:13:18 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: TigersEye

“Dog and cat meat probably is too.”

Ask Barack.


23 posted on 02/07/2013 1:13:46 PM PST by mkboyce
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To: Fightin Whitey

My Indian name is A Man Called Horse!


24 posted on 02/07/2013 1:15:53 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Cyman

That’s just what I thought. If horsemeat wasn’t tasty, then this particular brand of lasagna would not be so popular.


25 posted on 02/07/2013 1:16:04 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Perdogg

Given the health of the NHS, people should be relieved that it was horse meat, and not “long pork.”

Mark


26 posted on 02/07/2013 1:19:25 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: TigersEye

Yes and they call me Totem for short.


27 posted on 02/07/2013 1:19:38 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Perdogg

Findus found foul filling.

John Kerry must have ate some-thus the long face.


28 posted on 02/07/2013 1:26:52 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: golux

One episode of All in the Family had Edith finding out the meal she cooked contained horsemeat.

Archie: I gotta admit (unaware), you cooked up a real winner tonight.

Mike (who knows): Pretty close, Arch (bangs his hands down on his thighs to simulate hoofbeats)

Archie: Look at that, he doesn’t even use a napkin, the slob!

(Edith runs into kitchen, distraught)

Edith: I can’t help it. It’s from a horse...I mean,
the Queen RIDES a horse

Gloria: Ma, they say it tastes just like chicken

Edith: But the Queen don’t RIDE a chicken!


29 posted on 02/07/2013 1:33:31 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Perdogg

Yum!


30 posted on 02/07/2013 1:37:05 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: exit82

Bute = phenylbutazone. It’s an NSAID, used like aspirin for minor pain or inflammation, and can cause ulcers in horses if given for too long a time.
Still, people should not be ingesting it.


31 posted on 02/07/2013 1:39:20 PM PST by Radagast the Fool
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To: Chad N. Freud
“the horse meat used in the lasagne contained the drug bute” might this explain Prince Charles?

Well they do say over time a husband and wife start looking more alike.

32 posted on 02/07/2013 1:39:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: raccoonradio

33 posted on 02/07/2013 1:41:15 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: LegendHasIt

I thought it meant that the meat was 99% horsemeat and I was wondering what kinbd of meat the other 1% was.


34 posted on 02/07/2013 1:46:10 PM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: duffee

“Parts is parts.”


35 posted on 02/07/2013 1:47:08 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cyman
IMHO, this proves that horse meat is a heck of a lot tastier than what it sounds like.

horse meat tastes just fine...it is the psycological thing that keeps most people from wanting it....

36 posted on 02/07/2013 2:25:22 PM PST by terycarl
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To: AppyPappy

The solution is to rebute


37 posted on 02/07/2013 2:32:38 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Perdogg

I like Findus, but I prefer their crispy pancakes.

http://images.mysupermarket.co.uk/Products_1000/31/092531.jpg

http://www.findus.co.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Findus


38 posted on 02/07/2013 3:28:03 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: Perdogg
Horses are vegetarians and the half-life of "bute" is but hours.

I don't understand the controversy.

39 posted on 02/07/2013 3:32:36 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Perdogg

In Europe horse meat is popular and generally more expensive than beef.

So they should be charging extra for their lasagna.


40 posted on 02/07/2013 3:43:19 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Perdogg
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


41 posted on 02/07/2013 4:45:59 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: terycarl; Perdogg

In my travels I have had both horsemeat and donkey,the former served as steak, the latter in a sort of fried sandwich, like a stuffed pita, and also grilled with onions and green peppers.

Both are delicious. The donkey is a little fattier where the horse is very lean, but I don’t know if that is just from the cut, or is true in general. I could see horse being inherently leaner, just like deer and elk are.

The emotional attachment to horses - especially in the states - is the issue. But wasting the meat, especially for an animal that has been well fed its whole life, IS a waste.

I knew a friend in the country where I ate the donkey meat. Her mother raised chickens, but every once in a while she would get attached to one and give it a name. She killed the others for food and to sell, but pampered the named ones until they passed, then buried them.

People - what are you gonna do with ‘em...

:-)


42 posted on 02/07/2013 4:46:18 PM PST by muffaletaman (IMNSHO - I MIGHT be wrong, but I doubt it.)
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To: TigersEye
"My Indian name is A Man Called Horse!"

If you were of eastern Asian ancestry, I would remind you of that comment from time to time (some American Indian ancestry here). ;-)


43 posted on 02/07/2013 5:25:04 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

I dinno, laddie, I claim the Scots as my main vein but it kinna be denied I carry Irish, English and French lines as well. I was told of a famous Am. Indian ancestor when I was a wee lad but it turns out me dear pater was blowin’ smoke up muh kilt. My surname is old Gaelic for ‘Carries ‘is Own Caber.’ ;^)


44 posted on 02/07/2013 6:16:25 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye
"...Irish, English and French lines as well."

Heh. Some of my relatives who claim to be nothing but English called some of my other relatives "Scotch-Irish." Funny--big differences between my Scottish relatives and Irish relatives, IMO. After well over 300 years of ancestors in America, like most, I'm probably a little of nearly every race and culture ("Heinz 57").


45 posted on 02/07/2013 8:58:53 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: TigersEye

My earlier comment, BTW, was referring to Medieval Chinese characters in kung fu movies. I get a kick out of some of the outfits, social behaviors and drumbeats, knowing full well that many a Chinese person would be at least a little bothered by my joking comparisons to, say, Cherokee, or those of some of the Iroquois nations.


46 posted on 02/07/2013 9:05:58 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Perdogg

Reminds me of the old Benny Hill routine.

Waiter: Would you like some rabbit soup?

Customer: I heard your rabbit soup had horse meat in it.

Waiter: Yes.

Customer: How much?

Waiter: About Fifty/Fifty.

Customer: Fifty/Fifty?

Waiter: Yes. One horse, one rabbit.


47 posted on 02/08/2013 10:29:25 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (What difference does it make (if they eat cake)?)
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