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Re: Tesco's Beefburgers.

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:35 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:STUD - Nay, it doesn't matter if they find the actual horse which was used in the burgers. Responsibility lies with the manufacturers/sellers of the end product - not the ones who legitimately slaughter the horses and sell the meat on.


Cyprus in the frame as food fraud scandal over horsemeat widens
http://famagusta-gazette.com/cyprus-in-the-frame-as-food-fraud-scandal-over-horsemeat-widens-p18044-69.htm

so are the horses being legitimately slaughtered and sold-on, in which case no problem as far as I am concerned, or is someone slaughtering horses that should not enter the food chain and illegally selling the meat as beef?
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Re: Tesco's Beefburgers.

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:39 am

I'm sure those British food manufacturers are selling their horse-meat containing foodstuffs in Cypriot supermarkets.

Fortunately, it's usually only the ex-Pat Brits who pay those silly prices for frozen home-grown, processed food products. :lol:
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Re: Tesco's Beefburgers.

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:12 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:I'm sure those British food manufacturers are selling their horse-meat containing foodstuffs in Cypriot supermarkets.

Fortunately, it's usually only the ex-Pat Brits who pay those silly prices for frozen home-grown, processed food products. :lol:


Not I, mostly buy only fresh meat from Mellis, or locally made cold prepared sliced meats,,,, .
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Re: Tesco's Beefburgers.

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:28 am

Cyprus has saved you!
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Re: Tesco's Beefburgers.

Postby kurupetos » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:36 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Cyprus has saved you!

Indeed. But he's still so ungrateful. :x
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Re: Tesco's Beefburgers.

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:16 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Cyprus has saved you!


not at all - I have always tended to go for fresh produce where I can.
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Re: Tesco's Beefburgers.

Postby kurupetos » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:39 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Cyprus has saved you!


not at all - I have always tended to go for fresh produce where I can.

Why buy fresh? Don't you hide it under the ground? :?
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Re: Tesco's Beefburgers.

Postby yialousa1971 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:03 pm

Horsemeat Scandal: UK Slaughterhouse Raided

The Food Standards Agency has raided a slaughterhouse allegedly involved in supplying horsemeat labelled as beef.

The FSA has shut down Peter Boddy Licensed Slaughterhouse in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, while it investigates allegations that it supplied horse caracasses to a meat business in Wales.

Officers from West Yorkshire and Dyfed-Powys police accompanied the FSA as they seized meat and paperwork from the Yorkshire abattoir and Farmbox Meats Ltd in Llandre, Aberystwyth.

The FSA and police are looking into the circumstances through which meat products, purporting to be beef for kebabs and burgers, were sold, which were in fact horse.

The FSA has suspended operations at both sites while it investigates the first suspected instance of a UK abattoir passing off horsemeat as beef.

Meanwhile, Waitrose has announced it is clearing the shelves of its Essential British Frozen Beef Meatballs after pork was detected in tests on two batches.

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said he expects tough action to be taken against any business that has broken the law.

He said: "This is absolutely shocking. It's totally unacceptable if any business in the UK is defrauding the public by passing off horsemeat as beef.

"I expect the full force of the law to be brought down on anyone involved in this kind of activity."

Slaughterhouse owner Peter Boddy told Sky News: "I have not been supplying meat to Farmbox. I don't know who they are."

Farmbox Meats Ltd has also denied any wrongdoing.

In an interview with Sky News, FSA Director of Operations Andrew Rhodes said: "We acted on excellent evidence, which includes the traceability of where products go from one location to another.

"I'm very confident that the information we have used and what we have obtained is evidence that something has happened which should not have been."

The raids came after a respected food scientist warned that lamb ready meals and other products may contain horsemeat and should be tested.

Mr Paterson today met representatives of supermarkets and food suppliers to discuss the growing scandal of horse meat mislabelled as beef.

Joining officials from the Food Standards Agency, he talked to the Institute of Grocery Distribution, which represents food retailers and suppliers, to discuss plans for a new regime of quarterly testing of products.

Results of tests into the extent of contamination of beef products are expected on Friday.

The Environment Secretary will travel to Brussels tomorrow to discuss the scandal with counterparts in EU countries.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/horsemeat-poli ... ml#5uqqAiW
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Re: Tesco's Beefburgers.

Postby yialousa1971 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:05 pm

Horsemeat: Romanian Abattoirs 'Not To Blame'


Sky News has uncovered the paper trail which appears to exonerate the two Romanian abattoirs at the centre of the horsemeat scandal.

An invoice released by the CarmOlimp slaughterhouse in Brasov shows that the consignment of horsemeat, which eventually found its way to the ready meal factory in Luxembourg, was clearly and correctly labelled.

It bears the words "Carne Cal Integral", which means "whole horsemeat" in Romanian.

That would back up the results of a preliminary investigation by the government in Bucharest which said the accusations of wrongdoing in the eastern European country were incorrect.

The abattoir's spokeswoman Loredana Albu told us: "The horsemeat was labelled and shipped as horsemeat and also the amount was very small.

"We are talking about whole pieces of horsemeat in frozen packages of 25-30 kilos, so it wasn't minced," she said.

She also showed Sky News an email from the Dutch agent who bought the refrigerated meat, acknowledging delivery of the consignment.

The other slaughterhouse, DoliCom, has also released a complete paper record, stating it exported frozen horsemeat to a Dutch agent and never pretended it was beef.

The managing director has told Sky News the consignment was sealed for its entire transit and tracked using GPS technology.

Iulian Cazacut said his company and Romania has been unfairly besmirched.

"I'm very worried because somewhere on the road, before the lasagnes and the hamburgers were made, someone probably made a deliberate mistake," he said.

"Because of that everyone's attention is on us right now (but) we aim to be as transparent as possible to the Romanian authorities and the European Community."

On Wednesday, the EU health commissioner will meet European ministers caught up in the tangled meat chain.

The Romanian abattoirs believe these documents put them in the clear.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/horsemeat-roma ... 30694.html
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Re: Tesco's Beefburgers.

Postby voltaire » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:40 pm

These English will eat anything as long as its cheap!
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