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Re: British horsemeat scandal - Focus remains unfocussed

Since living in Europe, I found out that many meals saying it is made of beef often have pork in it. Most people don't even know that unless you read the ingredients. That also applies to restaurants.
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Since living in Europe, I found out that many meals saying it is made of beef often have pork in it. Most people don't even know that unless you read the ingredients. That also applies to restaurants.
Yep, restaurants are the real worry. Between not knowing what goes into sauces (and are they made from scratch or from a packet?) and what goes into meat dishes... It's enough to make you stay away from so many dishes. Real shame.
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Re: British horsemeat scandal - Focus remains unfocussed

One more country on the list of possibilities. The Local have switched the focus to Sweden

http://www.thelocal.se/46170/20130213/#.URvUXx11GSo
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I read some where (Some cheap ass newspaper) that now they are talking about Mafia and Human meat.
If anyone is caught knowingly selling human meat, the should executed upon conviction (mandatory death penalty)...

I would not be surprised in some dark corners of this earth that a mortuary would sell dead bodies to meat companies, grind them up and mix it with beef or other meat. It's not a big stretch considering the allegations made by Swiss Politician Dick Marty regarding "yellow house" in Albania.
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Old 13.02.2013, 20:13
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If anyone is caught knowingly selling human meat, the should executed upon conviction (mandatory death penalty)...

I would not be surprised in some dark corners of this earth that a mortuary would sell dead bodies to meat companies, grind them up and mix it with beef or other meat. It's not a big stretch considering the allegations made by Swiss Politician Dick Marty regarding "yellow house" in Albania.
Oh sh1t, I've just become a vegetarian
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Oh sh1t, I've just become a vegetarian
I'm not suggesting any human meat has entered the food chain in any first world country like CH...
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Old 13.02.2013, 20:21
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Since living in Europe, I found out that many meals saying it is made of beef often have pork in it. Most people don't even know that unless you read the ingredients. That also applies to restaurants.
This is to improve the flavor of cheap beef.

I will often add pork to ground or stew beef (trick I learned from a Mexican chef in Zurich back in the late '80s).

Standard in many Italian dishes (ragu Bolognese, for example).

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This is to improve the flavor of cheap beef.

I will often add pork to ground or stew beef (trick I learned from a Mexican chef in Zurich back in the late '80s).

Standard in many Italian dishes (ragu Bolognese, for example).

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Agreed when it is known and indicated but when it is not, you have to trust or eat vegetarian meal. In Spain, they are absolutely crazy about pork. You find pork in anything and everything. I used to buy some turkey salamis for my pizza until I realized it was mixed with pork written in the ingredients. Next time I went to the supermarket and asked for an other one without pork, they refered to me with this exact one. The person was in shock to find it indeed contained pork while the product is promoting All Turkey on the front package. I never buy already prepared ground beef as I know it is often mixed with pork.
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Re: British horsemeat scandal - Focus remains unfocussed

Even here, veal bratwurst usually has some pork in it (though pure veal bratwurst do exist, just hard to find).

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Re: British horsemeat scandal - Focus remains unfocussed

Apparently the Yorkshire and Welsh meat production factories received livestock no longer required to pull traditional Gypsy caravans.

I forget the correct ancestral term for Gypsies, and it's/their origins?
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Pakistan apparently
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Re: British horsemeat scandal - Focus remains unfocussed

What cheese do you use to disguise horse meat?

Mascarpone.


I don`t know why French people eat horse meat...

...It gives me the trots.


Horse meat found in Tesco burgers. Camel toe found in Primark leggings.
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Old 13.02.2013, 21:06
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Re: British horsemeat scandal - Focus remains unfocussed

Luckily, Romania has great speakers to defend its cause, such as its ambassador in the UK:

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video...tion-jinga.cnn
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Re: British horsemeat scandal - Focus remains unfocussed

Here is one scenario for how complicated the supply chain is

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21437317
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Apparently the Yorkshire and Welsh meat production factories received livestock no longer required to pull traditional Gypsy caravans.

I forget the correct ancestral term for Gypsies, and it's/their origins?
The same origin as half of the UK's population has, I guess?

Btw, you're old. Gypsies don't travel in anything lesser than a Mercedes.
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Btw, you're old. Gypsies don't travel in anything lesser than a Mercedes.
Yeah, but I've got a good collection of wooden clothes pegs and dried heather, that was, apparently, at one time, lucky.
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Re: British horsemeat scandal - Focus remains unfocussed

So horsemeat has been found in Tesco Products but a spokesman says it's
> bollocks.

> I expect this only relates to those mini-burgers you have as snacks.
> You know, the horse d'oeuvres.

> A woman has been taken to hospital after eating horsemeat burgers. Her
> condition is said to be stable.



> Are you in favour of Horsemeat in your burgers? Yay or Neigh?


> I had a Tesco burger and now I'm feeling a little horse


> Those Aldi horse burgers were nice, but I prefer My Lidl Pony.


> Scientist: "Sir, we've discovered horse meat in your burgers." Tesco
> boss: "Why the long face?"



> I really hope they launch a steward's inquiry into the Tesco horsemeat
> scandal. We must find out hoof to blame.



> Good thing about these horse puns is it's stopped all the sick Jimmy
> Saddle jokes.
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Yep, restaurants are the real worry. Between not knowing what goes into sauces (and are they made from scratch or from a packet?) and what goes into meat dishes... It's enough to make you stay away from so many dishes. Real shame.
Sauces? From packets, in most cases. Or at least they add some "powders"...But how about burgers in fast foods, where you don't even have labels, never mind "inexact" ones?
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Horsemeat? Ha!

That should be the least of our worries...

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Agreed when it is known and indicated but when it is not, you have to trust or eat vegetarian meal. In Spain, they are absolutely crazy about pork. You find pork in anything and everything. I used to buy some turkey salamis for my pizza until I realized it was mixed with pork written in the ingredients. Next time I went to the supermarket and asked for an other one without pork, they refered to me with this exact one. The person was in shock to find it indeed contained pork while the product is promoting All Turkey on the front package. I never buy already prepared ground beef as I know it is often mixed with pork.
It's pretty shocking that stray meats are finding their way into other meat products. Is this halal meat you're talking about?
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