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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:50 PM

More meals expected to contain horse meat, horse pain killer

Owen Paterson, the Environment Secretary, said tests underway by food authorities were likely to find more evidence of horse, which has already been discovered in burgers and other ready meals.

The warning came after a summit between Mr Paterson, retailers and suppliers called after the discovery that some Findus lasagna products were 100 per cent horse.

Mr Paterson said "more bad results" were expected as retailers, suppliers and Government food scientists undertook urgent tests.

He also said that although horse meat itself poses no threat to human health, there was a risk that other dangers could be found.

Among the substances being tested for are "bute", a painkiller used on horses which makes them unfit for human consumption.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/9859569/Government-warns-more-meals-expected-to-contain-horse-meat.html

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Reply More meals expected to contain horse meat, horse pain killer (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #1
hedda_foil Feb 2013 #3
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #2
wandy Feb 2013 #4
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #6
wandy Feb 2013 #8
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #10
libtodeath Feb 2013 #7
wandy Feb 2013 #9
theKed Feb 2013 #5

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:27 PM

1. We're hearing more and more of these stories. Why add horse to meat when we have lots of cattle?

Total horse population in the US is about 9.5 million. Total cattle about ten times that. BUT, cattle operations have been cutting back to save money from rising feed costs. Fewer cattle, same demand. What to do? What to do?

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:31 PM

3. It's happening in the UK, not the US. nt.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:30 PM

2. so the uk's entire meat supply seems to be corrupt. they keep saying 'horse meat isn't dangerous,'

 

but that's not the point. the point is, if a lot of beef also contains horse meat, you can't trust the labels, you can't trust the regulators, you can't trust the food supply.

this week the filler is horse, next week sawdust.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:33 PM

4. Ok this may be a dumb question....

Having never knowing had horse, other than humanitarian reasons, what is so wrong with it.
We do slaughter cows, you know?
Venison is kind of a delicacy.
Some people are known to like Lamb.
Might be personal opinion but given a choice between Lamb or Cat; never had Cat but it's got to be better than Lamb.
Not that I'm going to go down to Joe 'da Butcher and get me a Horse roast.
Actually I'm becoming more of a 'veggy' person.
Does 'filet min equine' taste that bad?

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Response to wandy (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:50 PM

6. 2 things

They lied and said it wasn't and horses, apparently, that were used had been given pills which they should not have thus affecting the safety of the meat for human consumption.

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:01 PM

8. Understood. Wasn't my question....

If you are paying for beef then it ought to be beef. If you're paying for a Mercedes it ought not to be a VW.
Theirs already too much dam chemicals 'leagley' put in to the food chain.

Question was, is Horse editable. Could you use Horse for cooking?

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Response to wandy (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:12 PM

10. Ah ok, sorry!

I don't see an issue with it myself.

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Response to wandy (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:54 PM

7. Eating groundhog,possum,squirrel or skunk is also doable,most people want to know if they are though

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Response to libtodeath (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:08 PM

9. People who try to pass squirrel off as chicken out to be behind bars....

Question was more along the lines of 'do you have any good squirrel recipes'?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:41 PM

5. There is

definitely nothing wrong with eating horse - it's quite delicious. However, I think the issue lies in misreporting the contents of products (umplying a 'what ELSE aren't they telling us?' response) and using meat that, in these cases, isn't meant for consumption.

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