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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:59 PM

Nestle removes beef pasta meals after finding horsemeat

Nestle removes beef pasta meals after finding horsemeat

Nestle, the world's biggest food company, has removed beef pasta meals from shelves in Italy and Spain after tests revealed traces of horse DNA.

The Swiss-based firm has halted deliveries of products containing meat from a German supplier.

Nestle is the latest in a string of major food producers to find traces of horsemeat in beef meals.

A spokesman for the company said levels of horse DNA were very low but above 1%.

Last week the firm said its products did not contain horsemeat.

Nestle withdrew two chilled pasta products, Buitoni Beef Ravioli and Beef Tortellini, in Italy and Spain.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21501568

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:04 PM

1. That Nestlé sells pasta in Italy is redonkulous

Do they sell bagged ice to Eskimos?

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:40 PM

6. Globalization. Wonder when horse-meat will be found in our food chain. nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:18 PM

2. Where were these meat processors getting all this horse meat?

It seems they were using more horse than beef in Europe.

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:52 PM

10. Thanks

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:43 PM

7. It's an unbelievably mixed up pretzel. Two slaughterhouses in Romania supposedly

sent meat all over Europe, with all types of exchanges between companies and sell-backs to other companies.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:53 PM

11. Sounds like a deliberate fraud

Thank you.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:36 PM

12. There were some unsavory characters in the mix. There was a story that the european mob was

involved.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:30 PM

14. Not uncommon to eat horsemeat in Europe

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:31 PM

3. Some folks here are trying to tell us that eating a little Horse Meat is Good!

It's all approved and good. They do mention "tiny amounts approved and cleared by FDA!

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Response to KoKo (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:47 PM

8. Horse-meat may be in the imported meat products that come into the USA from Europe.

My estimate is that it's a matter of time before that contamination is confirmed. If republicans have their way, this country will have many struggles with food safety as food processors will be allowed to write their own rules and food inspectors fired.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:45 PM

13. Thank you.

When I first read about the horsemeat in Europe, my first thought was to wonder when it would appear in the U.S. and how many of our corporate job creators would feign surprise and shock at the discovery.

It was already found in Aldi and there are many Aldi's in the U.S. How easy it would be to ship here and we'd be none the wiser.

Now Nestle's name pops up and let's just say I wouldn't be surprised one bit at a horsemeat finding here.

Tick-Tock.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:33 PM

4. When asked about it, Nestlé responded, "Neigh!!!" nt

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:51 PM

9. lols....I need to get a better sense of humor to save me from stroke

thanks...really...

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:40 PM

15. Mixing beef with horse meat may be more widespread than we had initially imagined.

For every person that eats a normal about of beef, it's estimated that they have eaten the equivalent of one horse in their lifetime.

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