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Old 08-02-2013, 14:51
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If we buy mince from the Butchers and do it from scratch, as people are advising, how do we know it's cow? Is Butcher's meat tracked?
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Old 08-02-2013, 15:03
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If you look at a packet of the less expensive fish fingers you will see that they contain "100% fish". The product is often slightly grey in colour and probably includes a whole variety of fish types including those really ugly ones that nobody loves.
I think the media have slightly misjudged the situation. Of course there is a health concern if there is any possibility that phenylbutazone is present, but once that risk has been dealt with I think that members of the public who are short of cash (40% of Payday loans are being used to buy food - truly astonishing) will welcome meat products which are the equivalent of the fish products I have mentioned. A Lasagne containing "100% meat" is much more likely to be appetising than a product made from 100% beef gristle.
Why not? - If it is 100% safe. Horse Meat, Rabbit, Road Kill. (I jest, but only a little.)
I somewhat do not think that the horse meat found in place of beef is prime cuts, more like more mechanically extracted meat including the lips, noses, ears , genitals and arse holes of the horse.!
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Old 08-02-2013, 15:41
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I havn't had Findus Lasagna lately but I have had it......Yuk!!!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 15:45
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Old Mcdonald had a farm E-I E-I O. And on this farm he had some cows.......

......neigh, neigh neigh, neigh, neigh!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 17:13
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Change the name to Horse Lasagne. It's disgusting. They be done for trade description.
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Old 08-02-2013, 17:16
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I havn't had Findus Lasagna lately but I have had it......Yuk!!!!
Yep, and it probably contained some or all of Shergar, Mr Ed and My Little Pony all of which were high on ketamine horse tranquiliser at the time*!

*That is baad stuff: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14200961

Personally, I'd like to see prosecution of the subcontractors in this and the burgers case.
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Old 08-02-2013, 17:49
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Should be some good discounts on meat based ready meals at the moment!! Probably good deals on veggie stuff as well as supermarkets try to generate increased sales from those temporarily off meat.

Oh dear, environment secretary making a mess of things on BBC news channel. Says he would eat Findus meals.
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Old 08-02-2013, 18:09
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Yep, and it probably contained some or all of Shergar, Mr Ed and My Little Pony all of which were high on ketamine horse tranquiliser at the time*!

*That is baad stuff: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14200961

Personally, I'd like to see prosecution of the subcontractors in this and the burgers case.
I can't believe that you have somehow linked this horsemeat scandal to someone's bladder falling out. You should be a tabloid editor.
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Old 08-02-2013, 19:43
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I somewhat do not think that the horse meat found in place of beef is prime cuts, more like more mechanically extracted meat including the lips, noses, ears , genitals and arse holes of the horse.!
You are talking about.......fraud. Beef sold as Horse.
I am talking about the major retailers, or manufacturers, saying to the public:
"For this price you can either have a Beef Lasagne which will be made from the lowest grade of meat we can source. Or...you can have a Meat Lasagne which will contain meat of a higher quality."
Now.....If you are saying that you don't trust Tesco, or Asda, or a newly chastened Findus, and that regardless of whatever they say, you will assume that you are eating Horse Lips, then I guess you probably won't be buying anything from them.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:39
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Doc told me to watch what I eat, so I booked tickets for the Grand National
LOL!!
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Old 09-02-2013, 17:24
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If we buy mince from the Butchers and do it from scratch, as people are advising, how do we know it's cow? Is Butcher's meat tracked?
Yes it is, anyone selling/serving food must be able to prove a traceable route and that the product complies with the law , so the restuarant can show who the supplier was , the supplier can show the factory / manucfacturer they purchased it from, the factory etc the abbatoir or farm etc .
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Old 09-02-2013, 18:01
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Was watching the news yesterday and they had a farmer on explaining that every calf in the UK gets a unique number tag in it's ear and it's own passport.
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Old 09-02-2013, 18:02
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Yes it is, anyone selling/serving food must be able to prove a traceable route and that the product complies with the law , so the restuarant can show who the supplier was , the supplier can show the factory / manucfacturer they purchased it from, the factory etc the abbatoir or farm etc .
Tell that to Findus, everyone in their supply chain just seems to be blaming the link below them.
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Old 09-02-2013, 19:33
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lots of Findus products appearing on eBay now lol Described as rare products no longer available to buy in shops
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Findus-Bee...item2327ed15a0
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Old 09-02-2013, 21:33
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Tell that to Findus, everyone in their supply chain just seems to be blaming the link below them.
Well Findus is not really to blame, they have trusted the suppliers, which is all you can do , you cannot test every dish once its been prepared to check if it has what it is supposed to have. Findus products were made in France who bought their porduct from Romania, so was their a cockup in Romania or was it deliberate and were the French company aware or did they trust their supplier.
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Old 09-02-2013, 23:57
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Findus website's down today ... just a public statement
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:49
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I always thought they were disgusting anyway.
and me..you cant beat homemade lasagne though
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Old 10-02-2013, 13:30
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Well Findus is not really to blame, they have trusted the suppliers, which is all you can do , you cannot test every dish once its been prepared to check if it has what it is supposed to have. Findus products were made in France who bought their porduct from Romania, so was their a cockup in Romania or was it deliberate and were the French company aware or did they trust their supplier.
Well if I saw a joint of beef in a shop and it said Romanian Beef I would not even consider buying it at any price. Why was a Findus in France buying beef from Romania anyway? One of the last countries I would want to buy anything from.
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Old 10-02-2013, 15:19
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Surely the mane issue is the fact that they may have deliberately done so?

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Old 10-02-2013, 18:11
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Shows how easy someone could tamper with a product and get something that could be a threat to public health into the food chain!
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Old 10-02-2013, 18:39
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All the anti Lidl and Aldi food snobs are quiet.Now it seems their meat comes from the same place as upmarket supermarkets.Same meat only more expensive.
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Old 10-02-2013, 18:46
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All the anti Lidl and Aldi food snobs are quiet.Now it seems their meat comes from the same place as upmarket supermarkets.Same meat only more expensive.
Hmm no I think some supermarkets do sell a higher quality range of food products, also you're less likely to get the trampage that places like "lidl" attract.
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