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Slaughterhouse Raided

#1 by Sheldonboy , Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:58 pm

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21434077
This wiill upset meat sales for ages


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RE: Slaughterhouse Raided

#2 by Voltman , Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:21 pm

I'm not that bothered myself. It seems that I may have already eaten horse. Thousands have and didn't notice.
So if it tastes alright then apart from the mis-labelling fraud it doesn't seem to have done any harm.
And pork in beef meatballs, then self imposed religious complaints aside, it's probably an improvement.


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RE: Slaughterhouse Raided

#3 by Sheldonboy , Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:32 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #2
I'm not that bothered myself. It seems that I may have already eaten horse. Thousands have and didn't notice.
So if it tastes alright then apart from the mis-labelling fraud it doesn't seem to have done any harm.
And pork in beef meatballs, then self imposed religious complaints aside, it's probably an improvement.

I am sure I have had Horsemeat in Belgium. but thats not the point. What you buy should contain what it says on the packet. Or quite simply prosecute the company involved everytime. Some people can only eat Gluten free food. If gluten products appeared where they shouldn't be, the recipient would be in serious trouble. ALL food should be correctly packaged.
Nothing to do with religion, who knows what these animals died of. I would feel the same if it was substandard Beef.


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RE: Slaughterhouse Raided

#4 by Voltman , Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:37 pm

I think you'll find that all the animals were slaughtered for food. If ready dead meat hits our food chain then gluten will be the least of our worries.


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RE: Slaughterhouse Raided

#5 by Sheldonboy , Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:43 pm

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I think you'll find that all the animals were slaughtered for food. If ready dead meat hits our food chain then gluten will be the least of our worries.

That was just an example. Food standards must be improved and maintained. As you are someone who has sent more meals back than the rest of Brum put together, I can only think you are winding someone up.


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RE: Slaughterhouse Raided

#6 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:34 pm

If you are cooking horsemeat I advise you to open the kitchen door as well as switching the extractor on. It smells like a stable when it's being cooked.

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RE: Slaughterhouse Raided

#7 by Voltman , Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:41 am

My point was that no one seems to have noticed that they were cooking and eating horse.
So if we can't tell then it must taste like beef, which is contrary to my expectations.

I have had steak in the past that smelled so bad when being cooked it went in the bin.
We would accuse it of being horse and it seems it probably was. Our current butcher hasn't ever given us cause for concern.

The pork gluten thing is of course a different matter as that can harm someones health as opposed to upsetting their sensibilities.


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RE: Slaughterhouse Raided

#8 by mikejee , Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:04 am

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There are two points I would like to add to your communication. first that most commercial meatballs, lasagne etc taste only of the spices etc, and I doubt if most people who bought them would notice if they only had soya protein lumps in them, with no meat (this would particulalrly apply to all Tesco Value products and iceland concoctions). Secondly, it is theoretically possible to be allergic to some meats, so the "pork gluten thing" might apply here. It is probably very uncommon, but there was a case on TV (Inside Out I think) where a fish and chip shop sold "cod" which was some other fish and one customer was very ill . He knew he could eat cod, and had never tried the particular fish used , so did not know what had caused it except by a process of elimination.


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RE: Slaughterhouse Raided

#9 by astoness , Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:17 am

well i say you cant beat a good quality butchers shop but just like the pubs they too are dwindling no doubt because of all the supermarkets we now have..same thing with veg shops...why go tramping round different shops when you can get everything pre packed or frozen all under one roof...when i moved to kingstanding there were 2 butchers shops within less than a 5 min walk..both gone now and more recently the veg shop has gone and i miss them all...nearest butchers and veg shop is now is about a 20 min walk away


 
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RE: Slaughterhouse Raided

#10 by Voltman , Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:19 am

Good points Mike.

I would think anyone with specific meat allergy should be avoiding ready meals for a very long time to come.
As will many of the rest of us.


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#11 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:51 am

I never eat pre-prepared meals. my wife eats them all the time she never used to listen to me when I warned that she could be eating horse. She listens now. For the same reason I have never eaten any of this reconstituted meat (kebabs) from take aways.

I have eaten enough steak in my life (five times a week) to be able to tell the difference. though I have to admit telling the difference by sight alone is pretty hard. I remember once being caught out along with a lot of other punters in my local when Reggie Seeney (of The 14 book & film fame) who was a semi regular in our local sold a load of beef round the pub one Saturday that turned out to be horsemeat. I knew as soon as it started to cook, but some of the other lads just ate it. Needless to say he never came back in the pub again.

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RE: Slaughterhouse Raided

#12 by Voltman , Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:41 am

I'm not too fond of the smell of raw meat, especially well aged beef, but if it still smells funny when it's cooked Ii puts me right off.

We started eating ready prepared lasagne about 5 months ago, due to circumstances, and so may well have eaten horse if this fraud has been going on for any length of time.
It hasn't done me any harm and as Mike says, the taste is masked by the herbs and spices.
We've only had Tesco Finest so I'm watching their announcements with great interest.

I wonder what the purpose of the Food Standards Agency is if it isn't to prevent this sort of scam ever getting off the ground in the first place.


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