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Birds Eye and Taco Bell beef meals contained horse
The SUN - UK ^ | 03-01-13 | By STEVE HAWKES, Business Editor, and HARRY HAWKINS

Posted on 03/01/2013 10:55:17 AM PST by Red Badger

FOOD giants Birds Eye, Taco Bell and caterers Brakes all confirmed today that horsemeat has been found in their beef products.

BIRDS EYE confirmed two products withdrawn as a precaution last week have tested positive: a spaghetti bolognese and beef lasagne all made in Belgium.

US-owned TACO BELL has had to withdraw ground beef from its three Mexican-themed diners in the UK and nine in Spain.

The meat was used in its tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas and Nachos.

A spokesman admitted the chain knew LAST WEEK that there was a problem and withdrew the meat.

But it only decided to go public when the Food Standards Agency revealed the positive test today.

The suspect meat came from “Europe”, the spokesman said.

Ten tests on the products returned results of more than one per cent horsemeat, the agency said, and all have been withdrawn from sale.

Taco Bell has two restaurants in Essex and one in Manchester.

BRAKES BROTHERS which supplies schools and workplace eateries also confirmed horse had been found in its spicy minced beef skewers, lasagnes and a line of frozen burgers.

At the same time MCDONALD’S said all products on its fast-food menus were completely FREE from horse.

Taco Bell is owned by YUM BRANDS - which also runs Pizza Hut and KFC.

Its website boasts that the chain uses only “high quality ingredients” and “100 per cent premium beef”.

This is “seasoned with our signature recipe”.

In a statement the chain said: “We were very disappointed to learn that some batches of ground beef supplied to us tested positive for horsemeat.”

The tests are the latest blow for a food industry reeling from the Horsegate scandal - which erupted on January 15.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Germany; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: birdseye; domesticanimals; foodsupply; horse; horsemeat; taco; tacobell; yum
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Gallop for the border!...........
1 posted on 03/01/2013 10:55:30 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

I’ll take the El Grande Chalupa Caballo Platter please...


2 posted on 03/01/2013 10:57:42 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger

And they didn’t charge extra? Kewl!


3 posted on 03/01/2013 10:58:21 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Red Badger
YIKES !!

Oh, Wilburrrrrrr

4 posted on 03/01/2013 10:58:33 AM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It’ll make it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Red Badger

Why don’t we eat horse meat in the US?


5 posted on 03/01/2013 10:59:37 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Red Badger

Taco bell meat is mammals!!


6 posted on 03/01/2013 10:59:49 AM PST by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: Red Badger

So....just change the labels to include horsemeat. No problema...With all of the spices Taco Belle could use Komodo Dragon meat and the average person couldn’t tell the meat origin in the Taco.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 11:00:12 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: svcw

Well, the native Indians ate them all and actually had none until the evil white man brought them back over.

I guess for the same reason we don’t eat dog, both are man’s best friend.


8 posted on 03/01/2013 11:05:28 AM PST by edcoil (Half of every class gratuates at the bottom, they are now politicians.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Are you a Gay Caballero?......

9 posted on 03/01/2013 11:05:40 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: vetvetdoug

Caution: May contain nuts, wheat, soy, milk products and horesmeat..........


10 posted on 03/01/2013 11:07:16 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: svcw

How do you know we don’t?..........


11 posted on 03/01/2013 11:08:11 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: vetvetdoug

We so seldom eat out these days, and I don’t buy frozen meat. If we do eat out, we choose where we go very careful.


12 posted on 03/01/2013 11:08:11 AM PST by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

Just beware of the 'secret sauce'.........

13 posted on 03/01/2013 11:10:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Yes, more fallout from the Sequestration: now we’re eating Trigger, it’s only a matter of days before Rover ends up on the barbeque. Oh the humanity!


14 posted on 03/01/2013 11:13:18 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Red Badger

OHHH NOES, first “Pink Slime” and NOW THIS! :-(!


15 posted on 03/01/2013 11:19:20 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: svcw
Why don’t we eat horse meat in the US?

Because. We're in the US.
16 posted on 03/01/2013 11:20:02 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Made In The USA

Not SEQUESTRATION, EQUESTRATION!...............


17 posted on 03/01/2013 11:21:13 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: svcw

I would bet that virtually every non-vegan US citizen has unbeknownst to them, consumed horse meat in the last few years given all the “corner cutting” going on.


18 posted on 03/01/2013 11:21:13 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: posterchild

vegetarians can eat at taco bell without fear.


19 posted on 03/01/2013 11:25:36 AM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: Red Badger
I am shocked. Taco Bell actually used meat? And the animal used had 4 legs? That would have been my last guess.
20 posted on 03/01/2013 11:26:01 AM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: jjsheridan5

Parts is pieces parts........


21 posted on 03/01/2013 11:27:55 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger
Some guy in a white windowless van who's a friend of a friend of the dishwasher pulls into the back with nice red lean cuts that require some beef fat to improve mouthfeel. Sausages, ravioli, taco meat. Virtually undetectable except through laboratory analysis.
22 posted on 03/01/2013 11:30:54 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Red Badger

SOYLENT GREEN is TRIGGER!!!


23 posted on 03/01/2013 11:33:45 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger
There are a couple of dogs not barking here. First, Europe has a modern food supply chain, yet can't track the meat down to specifically which plants are using horse? And second no one has been arrested? I think the regulators are in on this.

Second, Taco Bell admits upfront their beef is not actually beef, because they label their products as "beefy", ie beef-ish,beef-like. Here, have a beefy burrito. What's in it? Well, its beefy. This is so when they get taken to court, they can honestly say they never specifically told you you were getting a beef burrito.

24 posted on 03/01/2013 11:36:00 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: jjsheridan5

Well, at least three legs...


25 posted on 03/01/2013 11:37:01 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Red Badger
Now if they contained liberals, I'd eat it. I want to create a demand.

I just hope they put them in a feedlot long enough to flush any nasty crap outta their systems :^0

26 posted on 03/01/2013 11:39:17 AM PST by fattigermaster (Train for life in prison because they are stacking the bricks and setting the bars around you.)
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To: Red Badger

I’m confused.
What’s wrong with eating horse meat?


27 posted on 03/01/2013 11:41:59 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Red Badger

I’d draw the line at whoresmeat.


28 posted on 03/01/2013 11:43:57 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Red Badger

After a few more years of the Obama economy, we will wish we had some horsemeat!


29 posted on 03/01/2013 11:44:18 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: vetvetdoug
use Komodo Dragon meat and the average person couldn’t tell

You must be referring to Save-a-Lot store brand hot dogs.


30 posted on 03/01/2013 11:44:18 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SpaceBar

31 posted on 03/01/2013 11:46:24 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Moltke
I’d draw the line at whoresmeat.

Laz would hit it.

32 posted on 03/01/2013 11:46:33 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: edcoil; svcw; Red Badger
Why don’t we eat horse meat in the US?

Mostly I would say that the horse has been more romanticized film and TV than the cow or pig.

Horses have certainly been made pets more than cows or pigs.

Also up until the mid 20th century the horse was much more valuable than the cow or pig because of the need for its ability to pull wagons and plows.

The French do eat horse but I believe that it is a more expensive meat. There is no health reason that I know of related to eating horse meat so really do not see the need for all of the fuss except for the meat not being as advertized.

33 posted on 03/01/2013 11:47:00 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Moltke

That’s a whores of a different color...........


34 posted on 03/01/2013 11:48:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Nothing as long as the consumer is told in ADVANCE on the package........


35 posted on 03/01/2013 11:49:22 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Pony baloney please.


36 posted on 03/01/2013 11:50:09 AM PST by It Matters
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

PLUS, veterinary drugs that are not allowed to be in beef and other meats could and possibly are in horsemeats........


37 posted on 03/01/2013 11:50:54 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Can’t wait for the new Chick fil A commercials. They can add horses saying to “Eat more Chikn.”


38 posted on 03/01/2013 11:52:11 AM PST by petitfour
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To: It Matters

In the Marine Corps, our slang term for bologna was ‘Horse C-ck”..........rhymes with ‘clock’..........


39 posted on 03/01/2013 11:52:28 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
You must be referring to Save-a-lot store brand hot dogs

Actually, those hot dogs are beef bung, lips and tallow. Ummmmmm.....

40 posted on 03/01/2013 11:53:17 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Pontiac

Nothing inherently unhealthy with horse meat alone, but certain veterinary drugs that are used on horses are not allowed in the human food chain for various reasons...........


41 posted on 03/01/2013 11:54:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

What!!!!!!!!!!!! I just ate at the Bell last Saturday. I was wondering why I had this sudden hankering for oats.


42 posted on 03/01/2013 11:57:13 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Erik Latranyi
Laz would hit it.

No use hitting a dead...aww, never mind.

43 posted on 03/01/2013 11:57:13 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Pontiac

One of the veterinary drugs is what we now know as ‘Rogaine’, that we use for hair re-growth.

So, if your tongue starts getting hairy...........


44 posted on 03/01/2013 11:58:54 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.


45 posted on 03/01/2013 11:59:58 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: driftless2

Well, OATS are a heart healthy food!.........lowers your cholesterol!.......


46 posted on 03/01/2013 12:00:55 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Zhang Fei

Then RUN FOR THE BORDER!............


47 posted on 03/01/2013 12:02:42 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: edcoil

What about the ‘NON-native Indians’?...........;^)


48 posted on 03/01/2013 12:03:47 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

As long as it’s not Flicka, Trigger or Mr. Ed, it doesn’t bother me. Man’s been eating horse since the two came into close proximity.


49 posted on 03/01/2013 12:07:17 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Red Badger

As Sipsey from Fried Green Tomatoes said about the bbq, “The secret’s in the sauce.”


50 posted on 03/01/2013 12:07:48 PM PST by bgill
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