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Old 14.11.2011, 18:51
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Re: Coop caught selling old meat as new

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Ja ja, read "Schweizer Qualitat" and then switch off the brain.

There are countries in Europe where a "sausage" has to be meat (which may include offal and blood, but also connective tissue), salt, spices and water only. Not the UK obviously - two words: rusk and gristle . But neither Switzerland, where milk may be added and where there are no limits on how much water there can be in a sausage. K-tipp found in a test of Bratwursts that Globus' Kalbsbratwurst contained 19.8% added water, Coop Bratwurst was 32.8% fat, and most of the Swiss samples had between 67% and 80% sheer meat (without connective tissue). For the supposedly inferior German sausages, the maximum permitted amount of added water is 8%, and the products were found to contain bewteen 85 and 90% sheer meat.
Surely this is an integral ingredient in all Bratwursts??

And I can only speak for the UK, where sausage quality was pretty dire up until about 15 years ago. Now things are better, but quite honestly, Swiss sausages are decent. http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/st-g...urst-no-1.html

And what's with all this ex-pat Swiss bashing???
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