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Old 14.02.2013, 13:16
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Re: British horsemeat scandal - Focus remains unfocussed

The Germans actually pre-Pferd the more traditional beef lasagne.
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First of all that's a nice photo. I would just send the dogs to us and we will do the relabeling for you guys Then you can blame us!
That's what friends are for.. but we must work on how the carcases of dogs should made to look like...dead ducks? When there's a will, there's a way, I tell ya!
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Old 14.02.2013, 14:10
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Panda sauce
OMG, it gets worse
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Old 14.02.2013, 14:18
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OMG, it gets worse
It could be even worse!
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Old 14.02.2013, 14:40
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Re: British horsemeat scandal - Focus remains unfocussed

Since we're going down that road...

(and yes, this is common in basically every restaurant in ZA)





But no, it's not really from monkeys. It's a weird type of BBQ sauce.
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Anyone worried about Penguins and Panda Licorice?
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Re: British horsemeat scandal - Focus remains unfocussed

It is said that food producers across Europe finally started to properly label food products

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Old 14.02.2013, 17:06
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I raise you Slag Cream...

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Old 14.02.2013, 17:08
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It could be even worse!
I remember seeing doing a double take at that in Sainsbury's last year and thinking, well at least someone in the buying dept. has a sense of humour
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Old 14.02.2013, 17:29
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I raise you Slag Cream...
Eep, I fold. I just read a page with the 10 most disgusting foods and I don't have the heart or stomach to share the link here. Google if you dare.

Back on topic - It's not so much that horse is disgusting (I'm sure I've eaten it since I've had Coop lasagna at least once), it's that it was not labeled as such. Had the label said horse I would have chosen differently.
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Old 14.02.2013, 17:34
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Eep, I fold. I just read a page with the 10 most disgusting foods and I don't have the heart or stomach to share the link here. Google if you dare.
Too many different links, some of which have foods that I have eaten, and will again.

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Re: British horsemeat scandal - Focus remains unfocussed

When I first lived in the UK, I couldn't believe people were buying and eating 'Puke a pie' - and thought they must contain pretty dodgy stuff
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Re: British horsemeat scandal - Focus remains unfocussed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21455060

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Meanwhile eight horses slaughtered in the UK had tested positive for bute and six may have entered the food chain in France, officials said.
Hmmm, there's a lot of horse meat around...Business was good, oder?
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Old 14.02.2013, 18:34
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When I first lived in the UK, I couldn't believe people were buying and eating 'Puke a pie' - and thought they must contain pretty dodgy stuff:p
You weren't wrong there!
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Old 14.02.2013, 18:37
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How could this scandal possibly affect anyone in Switzerland?

Swiss people only ever cook from scratch with simple, healthy ingredients, in sharp contrast to the lazy Brits who live entirely on frozen ready meals. That would be why there aren't any frozen ready meals to be seen in any Swiss supermarkets, of course.

If you saw any, you must have been hallucinating. Or they're for the millions of Brits who live here. Or something.

I blame the Norman Conquest...
The Normans? Don't be daft, they had a very agricutural way of life, growing veg and raising their own beasts and poultry right on the doorstep with strip farming and the medieval field system. But the Lords of the Manors kicked the peasants out so they could raise sheep for the new wool industry and so their serf peasants could become the new factory fodder- living tightly in towns with not a tiny bit of land to grow or raise anything, and losing their roots with the land.

Denying that early industrialisation didn't take people away from raising own animals and growing own crops, fruit and veg - and cooking them- is a bit silly too. Switzerland was a very agricultural country until very recently, with the majority of people living in the countryside- same in France and Italy and other European countries that industrialised much later than England. Even now, the only people here in rural Switzerland I know who eat ready meals are the elderly. Families can't afford to anyway - ready meals are definitely NOT a cheap option.
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Three words: Maggi, Knorr, Nestle.
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My mum did sometimes put a bit of Maggi or Knorr in her homemade soups or stews - and I think we sometimes had a few squares of Nestlé chocolate in our afternoon pain au chocolat. Always cooked from scratch even though she worked very full-time and had to commute.
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The point you missed being the fact that those three companies, famous throughout the world for their production of industrial convenience food, were originally Swiss.
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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?
Actually, at least in Switzerland, fast food restaurants like other "normal" either state in their menu or in a highly visible place of the eating room the origins of their various meats, by type and country. And usually it's Swiss. So not so much need to panic on that... just so long as you realise what really goes into ground meat products.
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