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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:06 PM

Horsemeat scandal linked to secret network of firms

Source: The Observer (UK)

Europe's unfolding horsemeat scandal took a new twist on Saturday when it emerged that key intermediaries involved in the trade appeared to be using a similar secretive network of companies to the convicted arms trafficker Viktor Bout.

The Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) identified an intermediary firm, Draap Trading, based in Limassol, Cyprus, as playing a pivotal role in shipping horsemeat across Europe.

Draap has confirmed that it bought horsemeat from two Romanian abattoirs. The company sold the meat to French food processors including Spanghero, which supplied another French company, Comigel, that turned it into frozen meals for the likes of food firm Findus, some of which had a meat content that was almost 100% horse.

Draap, which is owned by a trust in the British Virgin Islands tax haven, insists the meat it sold into France was labelled as horse. Spanghero says the meat arrived labelled "beef". Jan Fasen, who runs Draap and has denied any wrongdoing, was convicted last year of selling South American horsemeat as German and Dutch beef.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/feb/16/horsemeat-scandal-victor-bout-firms

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alp227 Feb 2013 OP
formercia Feb 2013 #1
ashling Feb 2013 #2
formercia Feb 2013 #4
Berlum Feb 2013 #8
MFM008 Feb 2013 #3
triplepoint Feb 2013 #5
maindawg Feb 2013 #6
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #7

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:10 PM

1. Russian Mafia?

Smells like it.

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Response to formercia (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:55 PM

2. I opened a can of corned beef yesterday that we got at Aldi

in Burledon, Tx. It didn't taste particularly like corned beef. I wonder if some of this has gotten to the U,S,

sounds like an international trade

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Response to ashling (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:12 PM

4. Canned Dick as Smedly Butler called it.

You think you get the best parts?

Fry some and notice that pee aroma. Yummy...

Sailors in the Navy are smart. They call it what it is: Horse Cock.

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Response to formercia (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:48 AM

8. Republican "Family Values" - International Horsemeat Style

Same set of twisted degenerate values in a different context...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:27 PM

3. You can BET on it

They will get it in any way they can and it will say 'meat byproducts' which means horses to rats to lions. These people are despicable.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:45 PM

5. Draap-in for a penny, in for a pound

 

and finally...into the slammer or an early grave altogether. Go vegan and skip the cancer risk altogether, oui?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:29 PM

6. FDA

The only govt agency that is not subject to any oversight. They have their own court. The FDA is wholly owned and controlled by industrial agriculture. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Look at the anti gay congressman, and there is the problem......

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:50 PM

7. Not just horse, but donkey meat also.

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