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Old 16-02-2013, 00:49
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You should try a wigan kebab.
There is something about your statement the tells me I should not
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:49
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Like a previous poster said, it would be like eating a cat or dog.
I only eat certain meat and fish and horse is not something I want to eat.
I used to ride a horse called 'Bracken' and the thought of anyone eating him makes me feel ill.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:49
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In case she ends up in horsepital.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:50
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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, 00:50
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I don't buy them but if I did, I'd probably still by them despite everything.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:51
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In case she ends up in horsepital.
Ha, very good...
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:51
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Like a previous poster said, it would be like eating a cat or dog.
I only eat certain meat and fish and horse is not something I want to eat.
I used to ride a horse called 'Bracken' and the thought of anyone eating him makes me feel ill.
I'd eat cat, dog or zebra. Makes no odds to me. At the end of the day, it's still meat.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:51
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In case she ends up in horsepital.
They'd be out in a stable condition not long after.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:51
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In case she ends up in horsepital.
Where's that like button
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:51
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Do people realise that in France they do actually eat horse meat?
It's not like they are putting human remains in your burgers - If you liked them before you will like them again. Yes they should be labelled so that people can make a choice, but all this over-reaction is a bit silly.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:52
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No but im placing a 100 to 1 bet on betsy the cow winning the grand national this year.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:53
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I'd eat cat, dog or zebra. Makes no odds to me. At the end of the day, it's still meat.
I get your point, so why not just say what it is and let the consumer make the choice instead of conning them.
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Old 16-02-2013, 00:53
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Do people realise that in France they do actually eat horse meat?
It's not like they are putting human remains in your burgers - If you liked them before you will like them again. Yes they should be labelled so that people can make a choice, but all this over-reaction is a bit silly.
But that's like saying' i wanted chicken but i got beef'.But that's alright.
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Old 16-02-2013, 08:55
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Get yourself some 'Greggs' suasage rolls.To die for!.
I got some of them, but they are always on sale, not sure if they are to die for mind you, but they are nice. strange really because i don't like them from their shop and yet I like the ones from Iceland.


Icelands sausage in batter seems to be a winter thing and vanish over the summer, so I am building up a stock. you watch they will keep them in stock this summer
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Old 16-02-2013, 08:58
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I get your point, so why not just say what it is and let the consumer make the choice instead of conning them.
Well that' the point. It wasn't labelled right

I wish I could find those 100% horse burgers. I really want to taste them and decide if they're any good. Now they've all been taken off the shelves
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Old 16-02-2013, 08:58
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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.
If it says on the packet that it got 100% British beef, then legally that is what it is suppose to have.

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.
True, very true. but so many people can't be bothered these days and to be honest I am no better. i got nothing against horse meat, but if they are going to put it in our food then let us know.
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Old 16-02-2013, 09:01
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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)
i don't like the cheap burgers anyway, I prefer the ones a local butcher produces and they don't fall apart when being cooked.
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Old 16-02-2013, 09:05
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Do people realise that in France they do actually eat horse meat?
Horsemeat scandal: France blames processor Spanghero

French meat processing company Spanghero knowingly sold horsemeat labelled as beef, the French government has said.

Spanghero's licence is being suspended while an inquiry continues, Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll said.

The firm has denied the allegations, saying it only ever dealt in meat it believed to be beef.

A widening scandal over mislabelled horsemeat has affected at least 12 European countries.

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The French government believes that the sale of horsemeat labelled as beef went on for six months and involved about 750 tonnes of meat.

Spanghero imported meat from Romania and sold it on to another company, Comigel, which made frozen ready meals at its factory in Luxembourg.

French Consumer Affairs Minister Benoit Hamon said the meat had left Romania clearly and correctly labelled as horse. It was afterwards that it was relabelled as beef.
Assuming this is the meat in question. Since it was originally labelled as Horse anyway, and (presumably) produced for human consumption, wouldn't that reduce the odds of having Bute in it?
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Old 16-02-2013, 13:22
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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.
Apparently Iceland have already announced that no horsemeat has been found in any of their other own brand products.
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Old 16-02-2013, 13:25
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Yes, I'm still buying ready meals. The horse-meat tastes very nice, thank you !


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Old 16-02-2013, 13:28
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I'm not a ready meal buyer - (fresh salmon fillets only take 2 minutes in the microwave) - but I assumed, as did the OP - that people would be boycotting the ready meals section.

I can only give a completely unscientific survey f the people on either side of me in the supermarket queue yesterday - but "beef" ready meals both fresh and frozen - featured heavily in their shopping.
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Old 16-02-2013, 13:28
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Like a previous poster said, it would be like eating a cat or dog.
I only eat certain meat and fish and horse is not something I want to eat.
I used to ride a horse called 'Bracken' and the thought of anyone eating him makes me feel ill.
That's fair enough but you wouldn't ridicule anyone else for eating Horse meat would you?
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Old 16-02-2013, 13:29
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Horsemeat scandal: France blames processor Spanghero



Assuming this is the meat in question. Since it was originally labelled as Horse anyway, and (presumably) produced for human consumption, wouldn't that reduce the odds of having Bute in it?
But didn't they already announce small traces of bute have been found in some products?.

The horsemeat from Spanghero may have been free of bute but that doesn't mean the horsemeat from other suppliers is also free of it.

The fact that bute has been found, even in small traces, does mean somewhere along the line someone has put in a product that is banned from being in the food chain. So if they can put horsemeat with bute in the food chain, who knows what other products are in there that shouldn't be, such as rancid meat passed unfit for human consumption. The ones happy to put illegal horsemeat that contains bute into their products might well be happy to put other unfit and illegal meat into their products too, that's what is concerning most people it seems.
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Old 16-02-2013, 13:34
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No, I generally like home cooked food. If I want fast food I get a takeaway or McDonalds and i'm trying to lose weight at the minute so they are out.
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Old 16-02-2013, 13:35
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I only buy them from M&S - and they are either the Fuller for Longer fish ones - or their veggie pasta dishes. All lovely - so I think I'm safe!
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