Beef Sold in UK & Ireland Found To Contain Horse

Submitted by: SminkyPinky 4 years ago in

Yep, horse meat has been found in Tesco Economy burgers. I-A-B UK readers, tell us what you know!
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Male 38,480

I like sweet potatoes
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Male 38,480

I like sweet potatoes
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Male 38,480

[quote]"Farm-raised pigs and chickens are never fed meat." [/quote]
That`s what people thought about cows, but then Mad Cow Disease came
along and we found out there are ground up bits of the animals in their
feed. Supposed to be easily digestible protean.

And chickens are scavengers that will eat anything. As a kid,
when we had to chop off a few heads the other chickens would go
crazy fighting each other trying to get to the
heads and eat them.
They`re vulture-like.
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Male 15,832
[quote]I`ve never had possum
but I`m told it`s good. [/quote]
I haven`t either, but I`ve heard the best way to eat possum is to trap them live and feed them sweet potatoes for a week before you eat them.
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Male 15,832
[quote]@oldollie, if carnivores taste so bad why not omnivores such as pigs or chickens? [/quote]
Farm-raised pigs and chickens are never fed meat.
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Male 395


more testicles mean more iron
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Male 13,624
Gerry1of1
Urban trappers
would beat watching most the crap on TV
Need an assistant to run the feckers over!! ?
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Male 38,480

Pigeon is delicious. Like frog legs.
Squirrel is also nice. I`ve never had possum
but I`m told it`s good. I should start a new
reality show, "URBAN TRAPPERS"
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Male 1,625
@madduck:

its a shame humans no longer live in a manner that suits eating meat just 3 times a week. we would either have to fill our diet with carbs or fats, neither of which work well for our sedentary lifestyles.

sure, you could substitute the meat for soy bean or other nuts that are high in protein, but people can`t afford that.
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Male 7,123
From the internet;

I quite like Tesco`s horseburgers, but I prefer My Lidl Pony.

Low in fat, but high in Shergar.

Tesco`s beefburger walks into a pub ... (I`m sure you can guess that one).

These burgers are past their sell-by date. They`re off!
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Male 7,123
madduck,

Totally agree. I like meat, but I like to know where it comes from. Cheap =/= value.

Nothing wrong with eating horse as long as you know what you are eating and are happy with that knowledge.

As for omnivores like pigs, my mate raises pigs (he buys two or three piglets two or three times a year and raises then in the fields and woods around his house mainly feeding them on the local greengrocer`s scraps and foraging in the woods. Once they are big enough to slaughter he sends them off and the meat is incredible. When I was at school we used to get cheap bacon which you just knew had been fed on fish heads and slop. It tasted of fish, which is not a good thing for bacon. An animal might be omnivrous, but what it eats will change the flavour. Carnivorous critters are bad eating.
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Female 233
personally i have no problem with the horse meat, but I do have a problem in it not being mentioned on the packaging. and also that it shows a clear problem with sanitisation at the meat handling places.
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Male 14,834
Yep, the ones that didn`t place in the irish horse races.

Naw, on second thoughts, since it`s ireland, probably all the winners.
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Male 38,480

@ drawman61 - You`ll never forget your first one.
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Male 505
Also why do people thing pidgeon is odd, Tesco suggest it, ok maybe not something in its favour at the moment...
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Male 505
@oldollie, if carnivores taste so bad why not omnivores such as pigs or chickens? Thought is is partly that you get fewer carnivores and they are expensive to rear so not a taste we are used to? Pigs fed on slops and scraps however taste great.
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Male 5,081
OldOllie horse meat is really good,is very rich of iron and you can fell it in mouth. Horse meat gave you an incredible ammount of energy compared to cow meat and is less fatty. Probably you gave to your dog not a "noble" cut of horse meat.
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Male 7,775
haha I got my first c ock in....let me try and re-phrase that
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Male 7,775
cock rooster rooster rooster rooster
hey ferdy, you`re right
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Female 538
The Everyday Value Tesco burgers contained 29.4% horsemeat; meanwhile the others did only contain 0.1%.. It was just that one brand/batch that contained almost a third of horse meat..
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Male 13,624
roosterroach - damn - c ockroach
silly filter thing
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Male 13,624
Rather horse than roosterroach mind
been told horse is neigh too bad
ahem
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Male 13,624
Much over reaction
tests shown that .... hold on...
0.1 percent horse meat was detected in most stuff
which to be said is,well FECKING small
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Male 26
Tesco were out of burgers tonight so I`m trying their meatballs. Apparently they`re the dogs bollocks.
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Male 1,421
Nothing wrong with a little horse meat. I eat it, well not daily but i get a little bit of horse monthly.. And reindeer.
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Female 7,866
om a more serious note- it not not what the meat is that is the problem. The first issue is that there are no labels to tell consumers what they are eating, in fact the burgers claim to be beef and chicken ( I think). If an animal has a decent life and a quick clean death there can be no objection to eating it- but very few animals do. watching lovely animals being sold off to the glue man at horse sales is heartbreaking- once a treasured pet- now discarded. But go to any shelter, any big pig unit and it is the same.. We torture and abuse sentient animals in order for us to eat cheap burgers........ no need for it at all. Just eat a bit of meat three times a weekm pay a good price for it. We would all be healthier, we would all benefit, and years of pain would be avoided.
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Male 1,625
[quote]since the ban on slaughter was lifted in 2011.[\quote]

This misinformation bothers me. Its not that they "lifted the ban," they just didn`t renew the bill when the statutes timeframe was coming to a close."
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Male 15,832
@drawman61, the reason dogs and cats are repulsive is that they`re carnivores, and meat from any carnivore literally tastes like $#!+. Also, pigeons live mostly in urban environments, they eat garbage, and they carry a lot of diseases. I`ve eaten dove and squab, and I`m sure pigeon would be quite tasty if they were farm raised or hunted in a rural area.

I would have nothing against eating horse meat, but I`ve heard that it tastes lousy. Back in the 70s, I used to feed my dog Strongheart horse meat. It smelled like crap, but he loved it.
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Male 7,775
We`re a weird lot.
Cow = yummy, Horse = repulsive
Pig = yummy, Dog = repulsive
Sheep = yummy, Cat = repulsive
Chicken = yummy, Pigeon = repulsive
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Male 251
Horse meat is typically not regulated to be fit for human consumption. If there is some in the UK, and that is what got mixed in there, it`s still pretty bad, but not nearly as bad as if it isn`t. And dirtysteve: maybe your dirty standards are different, but I`d call 29% of a sample more than a spec of DNA. You can be sure there`s chunks of horse meat in some of that stuff.
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Male 373
For the people who aren`t getting why this is a problem, people don`t want horse, they want beef.
And are we sure it`s horse meat anyway? The last heard it was horse `DNA`.
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Female 2,602

[quote]Horse meat is really good and contain a lot of iron.What`s the problem?[/quote]

There`s neigh* problem.










* Pun only works in Scotland. Damn.
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Male 250
[quote]Eating too much can give you a horse voice.[/quote]
Oh boy, that was incredibly funny!
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Male 219
As late as the 40`s horse flesh consumption wasn`t all that uncommon here in the USA. The USDA used to inspect it, hell, several horse slaughter buildings existed country-wide.

In some `high-end` eateries a horse steak is actually being served again, since the ban on slaughter was lifted in 2011. Heck, you can even buy it behind the glass in some grocery stores.
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Male 14,332
[quote]Not sure whats wrong with eating horse meat. [/quote]

I`d say the problem is that it says no where on the box it contains horse meat.
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Male 94
Not sure whats wrong with eating horse meat. Its quite common on restaurant menus in switzerland (french part mostly) & its quite good.
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Male 1,625
woe is me, someone is eating an animal
/sarcasm

get over yourself horse lovers, a horse is no different than a cow, only difference is they were used for transportation and have been cared for as pets.

I don`t see you same activists bitching about the horse becoming glue, or his hooves being made into jello. How many of you women have horse hair extensions?
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Male 2,332
Eating too much can give you a horse voice.
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Male 5,874
Us Brits find the entire affair hilarious! All you have to do is g**gle `horseburger jokes`.
`Tesco Express` becomes `Pony Express`; there is `My Lidl Pony`; the list is endless and some very clever humour pops up.
Slightly more disturbing is the finding of pig meat in some samples. As much as we all love bacon, (I don`t think it will keep as well, plus the kosher and halal elements of the consumer society will probably be a bit put-off.)
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Male 3,612
yummy Horse tast good you can buy in some stores her in the USA
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Male 38,480

I`m guessing you`d want to server your horse burger with some . . .
horse raddish?
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Male 762
The reaction to this is simply because it is horse, and we don`t eat that... for whatever reason we can come up with to justify eating cows and not horses...

The really scary thing is that we have no drating clue what is in our food, how it was prepared or treated. This is precisely why I don`t eat meat or processed food. I mean it is getting hard enough to even know much about organic vegetables.
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Male 38,480

Trot into McDonald`s today and get a Hoofy Meal!

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Male 2,163
When I worked at a Roy Roger`s fast food joint,our (Very un-official) slogan was-We put a little Trigger in everything we make". Not surprised.
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Male 140
Would you rather... Horse meat, or Pink Slime?
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Male 5,314
i liked the thumbnail
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Male 338
The Irish selling horse meat....insert national stereotype here.
It doesn`t bother me eating horse, but a company willing to use it to sell to the UK probably doesn`t get too fussy about the quality.
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Male 38,480

@ AuburnJunky - Thanks, what a pal! I`d hang with you anytime.
In fact, any pal of yours is a palomino!
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Female 7,866
Yes - I know- tesco`s value burger are bound to be as dodgy as all get out, but I worry my veggie burgers might contain Uniquorn.
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Male 550
Let`s try to give a politically correct comment:

Don`t expect to get something worth 2 dollars if you only have to pay one dollar. (economics 101)

Less politically correct:
The horse meat might be the part to least worry about.
(food industry economics 101)
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Male 3,909
Yeah, the thumbnail of Sarah Jessica Parker aka Transvestite Donkey Witch is the only reason I clicked on this link, hahaha!!!
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Male 10,339
Gerry is so punny. He`s a punny, punny guy.
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Female 7,866
Tesco`s burgers are alright, but to be honest I probably prefer my Lidl pony.
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Male 38,480

Some might think this topic a bit LAME, but we all want a STABLE food supply. But if you don`t get beef you MUSTANG out at the wrong restaurants. If TesCo would just PONY up and get in the RACE they could REIN in these rumors. The should HARNESS a strategy right OUT OF THE GATE or BALE and sell their HORSE D`OVRES somewhere else.

I`m gonna GIDDY-UP and go now, see if I can STIRRUP some work. You CHAPS have a good time. Oh, and Fancy, Sarah Jessica Parker is a nice little FILLY and the jokes are still funny :)
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Female 685
Latest news: Human DNA found in Tesco beef burgers after Panto Horse wanders into processing plant.
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Male 1,497
I read many of the comments from the article. Most people didn`t care if it was horse. One guy wanted more horse added.
Remindes me of why my friend stoped eating tuna.
There wasn`t enough dolphin content anymore.
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Male 505
I am sure the situation is stable now.
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Male 505
It`s dead animal, what`s the big deal there, it`s no issue in France. More of an issue is the standard of checks undertaken generally.
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Male 5,081
Horse meat is really good and contain a lot of iron.What`s the problem?
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Female 7,866
They are perfectly okay, bit high in salt and shergar, but they will reign in the suppliers - been giving people the trots.
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Male 10,339
No freddy. That thumbnail was genius. I actually clicked to comment on it,. because I laughed so hard.
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Male 11,740
Enough with the SJP jokes. They`re really old and not funny anymore. The person who used her image as the thumbnail is a douche. Fancy.
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Female 233
Link: Beef Sold in UK & Ireland Found To Contain Horse [Rate Link] - Yep, horse meat has been found in Tesco Economy burgers. I-A-B UK readers, tell us what you know!
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