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Tesco, Aldi, Lidl Iceland and Dunnes selling horsemeat


Al94
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Well at least some of their burgers have contained a percentage http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21034942

I'm sure they tasted ok.

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wee eddie

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Chickens here are around 7 weeks to maturity.

Called "Broilers" they are ones we buy, labeled as UK Grown and not a lot more than the ones from Thailand and Indonesia.

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BT

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Had some Tesco's frozen 'Jumbo' Sausage rolls for lunch.Just hope they were made with pork sausage!!

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sunnystaines

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why dont they just sell them as horsemeat burgers, horse meat is a lot leaner and i presume a lot healthier than beef.

i would have not problems trying them.

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morddwyd

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Last burger I had was a veniburger, from a farm I know well, last week.

"87% venison, contains Pork Fat" which is not unreasonable, as venison is very dry.

Last burger as such I had was at Upper Heyford on Independence Day in 1978, in fact I had half a dozen!

Bore as much resemblance to a British burger as it did to minced cardboard.

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Quickbeam

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There are burgers and burgers.

A burger made from prime beef with quality seasoning to my mind is much tastier than a plain slab of grilled sirloin.

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Quickbeam

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...as is also a quality sausage over a boring pork chop.

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spuds

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I noticed that the BBC1 Food Inspector programme yesterday evening raised the question about burgers, and made three burgers of the economy, premium and contains horse meat range. It was evident that the economy burger was far down the list, both in value or flavour, whereas the other two, there were found to be really good by the sampler, and if anything, the part horse meat bigger was possibly the better tasting.

Checking my own freezer, I notice that there is one burger pack that was sold via our local Coop, and is possibly one of these withdrawn from sale. Personally, when purchased we found this burger very tasteful, hence a further purchase which is in the freezer now, and will get eaten eventually, as the time and fancy takes us.

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wiz-king

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The Dutch have found a tad of untraceable beef to add to the burger pile.

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fourm member

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wiz-king

That story sparked two thoughts;

  1. If, as is being investigated, there was a criminal conspiracy at work then you would expect it to involve a large amount of meat.

  2. 50,000 tonnes sounds like a lot of meat but the world consumes about 750,000 tonnes per day. Of that, the EU accounts for over 110,000 tonnes per day.

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sunnystaines

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why cant they sell horsemeat as horsemeat instead of using it to buff up other meats, providing its checked for dodgy meds etc.

we could have horsemeat steak, sausages burgers etc, if we now have venison,kangaroo, ostrich why not horse?

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