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Can't imagine the company didn't know they were using horse meat, or do they only buy ground meat?

Are horses cheaper to raise for food than cows? Perhaps the dog racing industry should check into selling dogs for meat, as I understand it greyhounds are raced for 2-3 years and then euthanized. They could just ship the dogs to the butcher, or Laos!

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Can't imagine the company didn't know they were using horse meat, or do they only buy ground meat?

Are horses cheaper to raise for food than cows? Perhaps the dog racing industry should check into selling dogs for meat, as I understand it greyhounds are raced for 2-3 years and then euthanized. They could just ship the dogs to the butcher, or Laos!

Much of their ''beef'' is imported from Eastern Europe whistling.gif , suppose it all looks the same unless a DNA is done. Perhaps Eastern Europe has JUST learned what DNA is eh. smile.png
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Oh where do i start? whistling.gif

I'll have a double "Mr Ed" burger and fries

I just had a steak and my 1K run turned into several furlongs!

I dont want to beat a dead horse so i'll let others contribute biggrin.png

Good start....ha ha
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Being from 'the continent' I really don't 'get' what the big deal is here, can anyone explain what's the scare here?

Is horse meat good for you? It’s a little better than beef. A three-ounceserving of roast horse has 149 calories, 24 grams of protein, and five grams of fat. The same amount of beef tenderloin has 179 calories, 24 grams of protein, and nine grams of fat.

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Oh where do i start? whistling.gif

I'll have a double "Mr Ed" burger and fries

I just had a steak and my 1K run turned into several furlongs!

I dont want to beat a dead horse so i'll let others contribute biggrin.png

Bubble and Squeak, Toad in the Hole, Spotted Dick, Bangers and Mash and Hormonally Enhance Horse ... hard to choose which is most likely to cause an adverse reaction. Fortunately the British aren't known for obsessing about hygiene, personal or in food prep, so their stomachs probably have an innate immunity to things like veterinary meds & equine diseases anyway.

This is the same country that brought us the ever popular Bovine spongiform encephalopathy or at least kept it in the news.

What a load of bigoted old horse crap!

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Being from 'the continent' I really don't 'get' what the big deal is here, can anyone explain what's the scare here?

Is horse meat good for you? It’s a little better than beef. A three-ounceserving of roast horse has 149 calories, 24 grams of protein, and five grams of fat. The same amount of beef tenderloin has 179 calories, 24 grams of protein, and nine grams of fat.

The deal is that companies were using horse meat but selling it as beef. This is against the law. Yes beilieve it or not some countries do have laws so that businesses can't tell lies sorry, misrespresent goods, to customers.

No problems if someone wants to buy and eat horse meat - but don't sell it as beef.

Interesting to see if there are prosecutions to come out of this.

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Can't imagine the company didn't know they were using horse meat, or do they only buy ground meat?

Are horses cheaper to raise for food than cows? Perhaps the dog racing industry should check into selling dogs for meat, as I understand it greyhounds are raced for 2-3 years and then euthanized. They could just ship the dogs to the butcher, or Laos!

Much of their ''beef'' is imported from Eastern Europe whistling.gif , suppose it all looks the same unless a DNA is done. Perhaps Eastern Europe has JUST learned what DNA is eh. smile.png

France and Ireland import much of their beef from Eastern Europe; and then process it for supermarkets around the EU? Looks an expensive, risky and convoluted supply chain.

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According to UK News, Findus had contracted out Lasagne frozen meals to a French Company/supplier "Comigel",who were responsible for production. Findus have ordered an Investigation,refund to customers,and complete clearance of the faulty product Nationwide.

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May not be dangerous but it is false advertising. Perhaps relabel it 'horse lasagne" and see how many takers. biggrin.png

We don't knowingly eat horse in the UK,but they do in France where they where the Lasagne was made,and imported!

Maybe the new slogan should be "Findus we don't horse around with your Food" smile.png

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Oh where do i start? whistling.gif

I'll have a double "Mr Ed" burger and fries

I just had a steak and my 1K run turned into several furlongs!

I dont want to beat a dead horse so i'll let others contribute biggrin.png

Bubble and Squeak, Toad in the Hole, Spotted Dick, Bangers and Mash and Hormonally Enhance Horse ... hard to choose which is most likely to cause an adverse reaction. Fortunately the British aren't known for obsessing about hygiene, personal or in food prep, so their stomachs probably have an innate immunity to things like veterinary meds & equine diseases anyway.

This is the same country that brought us the ever popular Bovine spongiform encephalopathy or at least kept it in the news.

Feel better now you have got that off your chest?

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Can't imagine the company didn't know they were using horse meat, or do they only buy ground meat?

Are horses cheaper to raise for food than cows? Perhaps the dog racing industry should check into selling dogs for meat, as I understand it greyhounds are raced for 2-3 years and then euthanized. They could just ship the dogs to the butcher, or Laos!

Agreed! the Company should have checked their product. But the Lasagne contract was sub contracted out to a French Firm that shipped it back into the UK.and normally knowingly we don't eat Horses.

A bit like eating Dogs in Thailand,which i'm sure no Farang could guarantee they have never had dog meat?

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