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Findus Beef Lasagne Meals 100% Horsemeat
http://news.sky.com ^ | 2-8-13 | Staff

Posted on 02/08/2013 8:08:06 AM PST by Red Badger

Tests on Findus beef lasagne have revealed that some of the ready meals were made entirely from horsemeat.

Findus analysed 18 of its beef lasagne products and found 11 meals contained between 60% and 100% horsemeat, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said.

There is no evidence to suggest the horsemeat found in the Findus beef lasagne is a food safety risk, the FSA said.

However, the agency has ordered urgent tests on the lasagne for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone. Meat from animals treated with "bute" is not allowed to enter the food chain in Britain as it may pose a risk to human health.

All food companies have been told to test their beef products, with the FSA saying it was "highly likely" that criminal activity was to blame for the contamination.

Consumers who have purchased the ready meals - produced by French food supplier Comigel on behalf of Findus - have been advised by the FSA not to eat them and return them to the shop they were bought from.

Retail giant Tesco and discount chain Aldi have already withdrawn a range of ready meals produced by Comigel over fears they contained contaminated meat.

Findus UK has already started a full recall of its lasagne products. It withdrew its 320g, 360g and 500g lasagne meals from supermarket shelves as a precautionary measure earlier this week.

It came after Comigel alerted Findus and Aldi that their products "do not conform to specification".

It advised them to remove Findus beef lasagne and Aldi's Today's Special frozen beef lasagne and Today's Special frozen spaghetti bolognese.

Findus UK apologised to customers "for any inconvenience caused" - and said anyone who bought the affected lasagne products could get a full refund.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: horsemeat
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1 posted on 02/08/2013 8:08:13 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

I just ate a horsey!


2 posted on 02/08/2013 8:13:33 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Red Badger

“Wil-l-l-l-bur! You baaaaaastard!”


3 posted on 02/08/2013 8:17:45 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Red Badger

Send in Andrew Zimmern to tape an episode of Bizarre Foods.


4 posted on 02/08/2013 8:20:27 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: billorites

Pic no workey!........


5 posted on 02/08/2013 8:21:56 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

duplicate of http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2986328/posts


6 posted on 02/08/2013 8:24:16 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Red Badger
In other news the food company findus has changed its name to "sue-us"

CC

palomino in the pasta alert

=^{>

7 posted on 02/08/2013 8:24:32 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Come to Michigan, enjoy the beauty of all 4 seasons- sometimes all in the same day)
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To: Red Badger

Even horsemeat lasagna still sounds good. Dish me up.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 8:24:47 AM PST by fattigermaster (If the tiger feasts, the jackal profits...when tigers sleep, the jackals rule.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Same story, not same article.......


9 posted on 02/08/2013 8:25:46 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

We can trust you?
Check's in the mail too? :)

"...a generous pinch of imagination in our recipes..."
Indeed!

10 posted on 02/08/2013 8:26:29 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Diner: Waiter, what is this horse doing in my lasagne?

Waiter: Fakenham, I believe.......

[Fakenham is a racetrack in UK]


11 posted on 02/08/2013 8:31:23 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: fattigermaster

I really don’t have a problem with horsemeat lasagne, as long as I know it beforehand........


12 posted on 02/08/2013 8:32:51 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Tesco owns and operates “Fresh and Easy” stores on the left coast.


13 posted on 02/08/2013 8:33:25 AM PST by PJammers (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Red Badger

I hear that it is actually more nutricious than beef. But it’s kinda like buying a bag of silver and discovering it’s gold. Why would they use horse meat?


14 posted on 02/08/2013 8:33:41 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: PJammers

Do they sell lasagne?..........


15 posted on 02/08/2013 8:34:39 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: cuban leaf

Maybe it’s cheaper than real beef?......


16 posted on 02/08/2013 8:35:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger
Perhaps they could leave the lasagna recipe alone and rename it "tastes of Santa Anita..."

CC

17 posted on 02/08/2013 8:36:38 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Come to Michigan, enjoy the beauty of all 4 seasons- sometimes all in the same day)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Pinto and pinto bean chili. :-)


18 posted on 02/08/2013 8:37:00 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Red Badger

Not sure. I’ve eaten horse though. It isn’t so bad, kinda tastes like beef.


19 posted on 02/08/2013 8:37:11 AM PST by PJammers (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: libertarian27; KC_Lion
"...a generous pinch of imagination in our recipes..."


20 posted on 02/08/2013 8:37:23 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Celtic Conservative

They could get Camilla to be their spokesperson.........


21 posted on 02/08/2013 8:39:28 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Maybe it’s cheaper than real beef?......


That’s the thing. I think it costs more per lb to produce. That said, I do know that horses around my parts are a lot cheaper than beef. I suppose someone could go to an auction and buy a LOT of horses pretty cheap and then make hamburger out of them. Thing is, though, this would only happen temporarily. The world herd would shrink pretty fast.

But there is a Mustang problem still going on, so who knows.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 8:40:08 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Conservative4Ever
LOL!

cC

23 posted on 02/08/2013 8:40:43 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Come to Michigan, enjoy the beauty of all 4 seasons- sometimes all in the same day)
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To: PJammers

I have heard that you can be eating a horseburger and never know the difference, except that it has a slightly sweet taste.........


24 posted on 02/08/2013 8:41:08 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: jiggyboy

Horsemeat lasagna? Nayyyyyy.......

Say it ain’t so, Wilbur! Nayyyyyy!!!!!


25 posted on 02/08/2013 8:42:44 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Red Badger

Just say Neigh!


26 posted on 02/08/2013 8:42:51 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: libertarian27
"Mmmmmm..... Belmont Steaks....."
27 posted on 02/08/2013 8:43:24 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: PJammers
I done slaughtered this horse two weeks ago. I think it's beginning to turn.


28 posted on 02/08/2013 8:43:41 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

I thought most horsemeat in the US winds up in dog food.......


29 posted on 02/08/2013 8:43:53 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger
As long as they keep her far away from the meat packing plant. We wouldn't want any misunderstandings...

CC

30 posted on 02/08/2013 8:44:41 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Come to Michigan, enjoy the beauty of all 4 seasons- sometimes all in the same day)
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To: fattigermaster
Even horsemeat lasagna still sounds good. Dish me up.

Deer lasagna is excellent, so horse probably can't be that bad.

31 posted on 02/08/2013 8:47:17 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: GraceG
"...a generous pinch of imagination in our recipes..."

I wonder what's in their Chicken meals

32 posted on 02/08/2013 8:47:57 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Red Badger
Hey folks! It's the new hip meme! As we slouch towards Gomorrah chewing our horsemeat lasagne, we can all join with Hillary and shout:

"What difference does it make?"


33 posted on 02/08/2013 8:52:10 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Red Badger
Reminds me of an episode of All in the Family where Meathead made Horsemeat steaks for Archie.
34 posted on 02/08/2013 8:52:29 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: andy58-in-nh

"Eat Mor Chikin!"

35 posted on 02/08/2013 8:52:40 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Celtic Conservative
palomino in the pasta alert

And go heavy on the mareinara sauce.

36 posted on 02/08/2013 8:53:15 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Red Badger

Horse meat is considered a delicacy in Europe and generally costs more than beef.

They should be charging premium prices for this lasagna.


37 posted on 02/08/2013 8:54:04 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Yo-Yo

I don’t recall that one, it must have been on while I was in The USMC........


38 posted on 02/08/2013 8:55:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Iron Munro

They aren’t really concerned that it’s horsemeat, but that it may contain veterinary pharmaceuticals that are not allowed........


39 posted on 02/08/2013 8:57:15 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: GraceG; Zionist Conspirator

40 posted on 02/08/2013 8:58:23 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: libertarian27

“we use only the best ingredients”

So THAT’S what they did with Secretariat!


41 posted on 02/08/2013 9:23:56 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: Red Badger

How can it be considered lasagna is there is no pasta, cheese, or sauce? Wouldn’t that just be ground meat?


42 posted on 02/08/2013 9:37:01 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

MeatLovers Lasagne!.........


43 posted on 02/08/2013 9:40:41 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Could ‘Trigger’ allergies


44 posted on 02/08/2013 9:49:19 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Red Badger

Chomping at the bit for a bit of food? Giddyup and go with a Findus Ready Meal.


45 posted on 02/08/2013 9:49:35 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: USMCPOP

Right there, that’s a catchy jingle!


46 posted on 02/08/2013 9:53:39 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Red Badger

A horse is a course, of course.


47 posted on 02/08/2013 9:55:32 AM PST by bagman
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To: libertarian27

Might cause ED, Mister.........


48 posted on 02/08/2013 9:56:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

It was when I was frequent TDY’s to Spain. Horse meat is pretty common as well as camel and goat. Ate a half of a grilled rabbit there also. I’m sure I ate other “meats” in other armpit third world nations also. Things I ate in Egypt I was afraid to ask.


49 posted on 02/08/2013 9:59:04 AM PST by PJammers (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: cuban leaf

Haha! Great movie.


50 posted on 02/08/2013 10:00:24 AM PST by PJammers (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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