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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:12 PM

Horsemeat could have been in British beef burgers for a year, FSA confirm

Catherine Brown, chief executive of the Food Standards Agency, told MPs that the Polish supplier at the heart of the scandal has been selling beef "filler" to an Irish meat processor for over a year.

Anne McIntosh, the chairman of the committee, said: "How do we know that this horse meat has not been in beef burgers for months if not years?"

Mrs Brown said: "It is possible that these burgers have been on sale in this country for a year. This filler had been used for a year. And therefore when the Polish get to the bottom of this we will hope to know whether it's likely that this has been going on for a year."


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/9837420/Horsemeat-could-have-been-in-British-beef-burgers-for-a-year-FSA-confirm.html

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Reply Horsemeat could have been in British beef burgers for a year, FSA confirm (Original post)
FarCenter Jan 2013 OP
msongs Jan 2013 #1
pipoman Jan 2013 #5
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #2
newfie11 Jan 2013 #3
LiberalEsto Jan 2013 #4
d_r Jan 2013 #6
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #7

Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:15 PM

1. cow, pig, chicken....horse. same ol' same ol' except maybe if one has some sort of

religion objection or a mislabeling contents issue

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:26 PM

5. Agree completely..the labeling is the only real problem I see here..

In fact I believe it was less than a decade ago that there were processors of horses for human consumption in my state. I believe USDA as recently resumed it's inspections of horse processors for human consumption in the US.


USDA Ready to Inspect Horse Slaughter By Year End
By Dan Flynn | July 30, 2012

Equine inspections will be back on the menu at USDA by the end of the year, according to Al Almanza, administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

On Saturday, Almanza told the Texas-based Southwest Meat Association, meeting in San Antonio, that USDA will be ready to inspect plants that slaughter horses for human consumption by the end of the year.

The San Antonio Express-News quoted Almanza as saying FSIS had two applications for equine inspection at slaughter plants that “wanted to get started as soon as possible.”

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/07/usda-ready-to-inspect-horse-slaughter-by-year-end/#.UQmrwWfFwn0

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:20 PM

2. Whereas in the US congress feeds us bullshit. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:24 PM

3. True that

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:25 PM

4. Oh neigh! nt

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:21 PM

6. heres a thing

I thought the were all strict there after mad cow- can't even keep out horse meat? Not good-

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Response to FarCenter (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:25 PM

7. I'll take the filly cheese steak (nt)

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