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Old 16-02-2013, 00:10
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I have never been a fan of them, and don't buy them. Great if others do - but are you still buying them now?
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:15
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Not really a ready meal person, either, but i would still buy them.

Going to Iceland tomorrow to get some Sausage in batter, which is the sort of thing that could have horse meat in I suppose.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:18
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If this is regarding Horsegate 2013, the horse content in the beef wouldn't put me off buying one.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:24
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If this is regarding Horsegate 2013, the horse content in the beef wouldn't put me off buying one.
So if a ready meal is marked as beef - you don't care what is in the meal
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:24
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They'll probably be discounted now but as they're mainly frozen, there's no point taking them to my local foodbank for distribution.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:26
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Not really a ready meal person, either, but i would still buy them.

Going to Iceland tomorrow to get some Sausage in batter, which is the sort of thing that could have horse meat in I suppose.
Get yourself some 'Greggs' suasage rolls.To die for!.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:27
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Neighhhhhhhhhhhh!!! lol
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:31
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So if a ready meal is marked as beef - you don't care what is in the meal
Provided it didn't kill me, no.

Besides, I always take those claims of "100% British Beef" and the like with a fair pinch of salt.

I suppose it goes without saying the only way of definitely knowing what is in your food is to prepare it all yourself from scratch.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:32
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since all these scares, there are plenty of "yellow label" meals around. Bargain!
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:33
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Neighhhhhhhhhhhh!!! lol
I knew the neigghh sayers would be along . ...I had a value curry and chips ready meal the other night ....quid. Sod all wrong with it .
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:33
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Considering a measly 2% of items tested positive for some form of horsemeat %, the odds are on the consumers side.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:37
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Why would anyone want to eat horse - to my mind it's like eating a dog or cat. I am a consumer who expects beef to be beef. Not 2% of anything else.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:42
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Why would anyone want to eat horse - to my mind it's like eating a dog or cat. I am a consumer who expects beef to be beef. Not 2% of anything else.
I have no problem with horse. It's still meat. I agree that if I bought 100% beef, it should be 100%, otherwise who gives a rats arse.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:43
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I have no problem with horse. It's still meat. I agree that if I bought 100% beef, it should be 100%, otherwise who gives a rats arse.
A rat.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:43
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I have no problem with horse. It's still meat. I agree that if I bought 100% beef, it should be 100%, otherwise who gives a rats arse.
Even id draw the line at a rats arse.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:44
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I don't buy ready meals as a whole, but this scandal is making my rebellious streak want to go out and buy them...
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:44
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Even id draw the line at a rats arse.
They will probably be in Iceland battered sauasages
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:44
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Why would anyone want to eat horse - to my mind it's like eating a dog or cat. I am a consumer who expects beef to be beef. Not 2% of anything else.
The point is this hysteria is overplayed in terms of the tiny proportion of ready meals involved.

There's still a 98% chance that there's no horsemeat in a given product.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:45
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They will probably be in Iceland battered sauasages
Or not.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:45
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No part of a horse is indelible, unless you eat about 20 of them daily for years on end.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:46
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The point is this hysteria is overplayed in terms of the tiny proportion of ready meals involved.

There's still a 98% chance that there's no horsemeat in a given product.
Not good enough for me
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:46
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I stopped buying them when they started taking salt out of them, ruined the taste for me.. Now I'll definately not buy any.
I like a Rustlers burger but I am now concerned whether they are ok to eat or not. I don't want to eat horsemeat..
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:47
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Not good enough for me
You should try a wigan kebab.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:47
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I stopped buying them when they started taking salt out of them, ruined the taste for me.. Now I'll definately not buy any.
I like a Rustlers burger but I am now concerned whether they are ok to eat or not. I don't want to eat horsemeat..
why not?
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:48
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I'm still waiting for Asda to get their cheap 8 pack burgers back in. I loved them and if they had horse in them well I've eaten it now so nothing can be done.

Knowing the dirty supermarket tricks, all these this will come back but at much higher prices.

They know about it now so they are just withholding then for political reasons. They will come back one this blows over. (At a higher price)
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