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Europe's Horsemeat Horror Spreads To Czech' Swedish Meatballs And Beyond

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The ongoing debacle of Europe's food-chain continues with news from the BBC that IKEA, the venerable do-it-yourself furniture (and food apparently) maker has pulled 1675lbs of Swedish Meatballs off shelves. Horse was found in "beef and pork" meatballs in the Czech Republic and then in 13 other nations including the UK, Holland, and Portugal. Since the first horsemeat was found last month, traces have been found in many places (table below) with UK's FSA having 35 positive tests and Germany's equivalent 67 positives. IKEA's discovery, noted on their facebook page, adds further fuel to the complex food-chain fire but we can only wonder just how many extra pieces of horsemeat were included in the package (and what was missing).


As once British MEP noted, "Europe's food retailers depend on a complex network of brokers, cold stores and meat-cutting plants around the continent from which to source the ingredients wherever they are cheapest. The evidence of the past few weeks shows that national food safety authorities have failed to identify a problem in the supply chain over a significant period of time."




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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:53 | 3273642 scatterbrains
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Long horse rendering / pink slime / soylent wafers bitchezz

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:56 | 3273663 Popo
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What's with this whiny, squeamish bullshit.  Horse meat is delicious, low in fat and high in protein.  It's a delicacy in many countries.   

This whole story just makes Europe look ridiculous.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:58 | 3273668 scatterbrains
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One of my favs is beef stock substitute...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:06 | 3273707 francis_sawyer
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So is 'BirdsEye' gonna be off the hook if they find BirdsEye's in there?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:06 | 3273710 Manthong
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S’no big deal.. no deception involved.. the horse’s name was Sven.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:12 | 3273730 francis_sawyer
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Might have even been spared if he hadn't lugged out in the final furlong...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:09 | 3273912 HoofHearted
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MMMMM....bork bork bork.

The horsemeat is what made the Swedish chef so popular. He was one of my favorite Muppets. But then Goldman will want to get involved in this message, so I can't say that...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:41 | 3274011 WayBehind
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Big deal. When I was growing up, horse meat salami was available at every grocery store. just saying .... 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:08 | 3273715 Zero Debt
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Bullish for bullshit, bearish for horseshit

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:02 | 3273689 falak pema
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Na, its just the TDs playing at KAiser Sauzee, spreading the panic in Euro, whereas they should be reporting the Snapper scandal in US; 33% of fish in supermarkets over there is wrongly labelled! 

Don't worry, be happy! 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:03 | 3273690 thisandthat
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Until you realize this was never meant for consumption so it's not health checked.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:14 | 3273739 kridkrid
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Health checked by whom... and for what? What if it's little more than an illusion?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:44 | 3274949 thisandthat
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What if you're paying for say, gold, and get tungsten, instead - it's still pretty useful metal, after all... what if you pay for US$ and get ZIM$ - still paper money all things said.

Do you think they used it because it's of better quality, or because it was much cheaper?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:53 | 3273854 malikai
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Clearly, even the meat which was "meant for consumption" wasn't checked either. Otherwise this wouldn't have happened.

Nevermind that, however. The lesson here is "Never let a good crisis go to waste".

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:03 | 3273694 Börjesson
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It's not about the meat quality as such. It's about the customer not being able to trust the content declaration, and the manufacturers apparently not having a clue what goes into their products.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:11 | 3273714 francis_sawyer
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Just wait until horsemeat starts showing up in your pasteurized milk & city water...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:48 | 3273834 Momauguin Joe
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Horsemeat I can deal with. It's the nuclear waste in the city water that I'm worried about.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:11 | 3273725 Never One Roach
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I thought their meatballs tasty fishy....mmmmmmm

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:46 | 3273827 BurningFuld
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As a horse owner I would like to say: There is nothing wrong with horse meat (not that I eat my horses). Most likely this meat is from North America, because of the massive drought and economic downturn here the slaughter plants for horses are running over time in the last year. All that horse meat is going somewhere. Also realize your average horse has been feed very well it's entire life. NO force feeding, No diet of antibiotics, No growth hormones.

Also...I work with a German lady..she says it's a relatively popular meat in Europe???   Why all the fuss. Eat up!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:01 | 3273882 SkottFree
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Most horse meat plants were closed in the US a few years back do to US outrage over selling horse meat to the UK. Now plants have moved outside the US and still ship products to the same countrys! Products need only proper lableling 5% 50% 100% horse meat to be sold!

Just another diversion tatic to take center stage away from real issues!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:21 | 3273942 economicminor
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U.S. slaughter of horses ended in 2007 when Congress, at the urging of animal rights groups, halted funding to inspect processing plants. The unintended result was thousands of horses abandoned or neglected, and even more enduring hundreds of miles of travel to Mexico and Canada for slaughter.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:29 | 3273978 Teamtc321
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As a cattle rancher and horse partner, I would like to be very pointed, you have zero fucking clue what you are talking about.Horses in the states that go to slaughter are generally jammed in trailers, then traveled long distances to the Texas/Mexico boarder. I will let those do their own research on the process, imho it is a fucking outrage to say the least.

Fucking bullshit what these horses have to go through just to feed you sick nasty mfer's.




Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:19 | 3273752 sgorem
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no. THIS is not what makes EUROPE look ridiculous.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:12 | 3273733 sgorem
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horseballs anyone ?????????

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:15 | 3273740 azzhatter
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Not a good marketing twist

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:19 | 3273932 Monedas
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Horses are cleaner, their vital organs are higher and absorb less default radiation .... quit eating Granma's food !

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:04 | 3274452 css1971
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In the book it was Soylent steaks, not wafers. (Too much for the american audience)

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:53 | 3273644 GetZeeGold
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How many horses does Europe have? Must have them things breeding like rabbits.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:55 | 3273659 pods
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A few less than they used to?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:05 | 3273696 timbo_em
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Funny story: Pre-collapse, horses were held as status symbols in parts of Spain (Andalusia, for instance). Since 2008 owners couldn't afford this any more. Some horses were slaughtered right away, some were simply freed...and then caught and slaughtered by the authorities and some still enjoy their freedom in southern Spain (like camels in Australia). So basically since 2008 an yearly average of 50.000 tons of horse meat was produced in Spain and noone has a clue where that meat went. Just one thing, Spaniards knowingly don't eat horse meat.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:53 | 3273646 eigenvalue
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It's just horsemeat not human flesh. Why the fuss?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:00 | 3273679 Water Is Wet
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+1, 7 billion people in the world can't be fed cheaply with prime ingredients.  We have high fructose corn syrup, GMO foods, radioactive tuna, and horsemeat meatballs because feeding 7 billion people is a strain on the earth.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:53 | 3273852 BurningFuld
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Horse meat is much more expensive to produce than beef. There is just a glut of horses in North America right now with the drought last year and the poor economy. I'm sure that is where it is coming from.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:23 | 3274139 JOYFUL
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Sorry friend, but Europe has it's own crisis right now, and there's no need for imported equine products...those countries which were last to be invited into the Euro party were also the last to give up their horse culture...conforming to the centralized control freaks in Brussels means giving up all kinds of horses being allowed on roadways....animals grazing freely, and on and on...

result is thousands of dudes having to give up their wagons and carriages, close down their barns and sell off their workhorses. In the name of 'progress' and 'safety' ...this, combined with the aforementioned sell off of 'pet' horses by owners no longer willing to pay for feed has culled the Euro horse populations so severely that the four leggers will soon nuff disappear altogether from the for the expensive breeding ranches of the mega-rich moneyboyz behind this whole scam.

Merikans worry about their guns, and the right to bear them. A man with a weapon is a target. But a horse and armed rider are a direct marker of who we once were, and goes to the heart of what Merika once was.

This whole mess what Merika has gotten itself into could be sorted out in one quick chapter. 800 armed* men riding separately but in tandem to the steps of any State capital south(or west!)of the Mason-Dixon** line would bring the visceral imagery together for a final showdown with those who are counting on you to to either lie down, or play into their hands when they start moving for the guns.  The pukes hiding behind their secret state would have to show their hand or fold...and pity the sherrif's deputy or federal hack who got the order to step out in support of them. If the complicit media tried to shut it out, they would look like total fools as the internet followed every move. We need to have this out soon.

Right now there still is 'the internet' ...and there still are some 'horses'...and some 'men' ...I wouldn't count on the combination staying around for too much longer! Gold, guns. and two fresh mounts...everything else is just blowin smoke.

*no ammo...that's key.

**blood's too watered down elsewhere

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:04 | 3273700 kridkrid
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Ever since the story broke I've been trying to figure out why it even matters. The only thing I can come up with is the idea that the supply chain is so interconnected that something that isn't supposed to be in the food is in the food. I suppose if horse meat can end up in my meatballs, so can _____. Farmers markets... it's about all you can really trust... mostly.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:51 | 3273843 malikai
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The reason why it matters so much is because the beaurocracy MUST grow at all costs.

Do not think so much about the issue at hand, but how the issue may be used to further the state's objectives. Or, in this case, the superstate.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:11 | 3274213 JOYFUL
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It matters because the cabbalist is required to always signal to their victim what is their fate...and by doing so, gain implicit acceptance on the part of that victim. EuroMerikan is being 'shown' the death of it's culture and it's means of defense, through the mass slaughter of our greatest friends and helpmates. With them, we were warriors...without them we will be slaves. A war of symbols has been waged for half a century now, since the photo-journalism of the "Vietnam" War, to inflict psychological defeat after defeat upon the Europoid psyche....slowly showing the slipping away of every marker of what made us men.

There is no 'health' or other issue going on here whatsoever...this is a war...of symbols...but it's denouement with be an onslaught of terror, when we have abandoned all our old friends and loyalties...

to which there will be no cavalry to ride to the rescue.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:14 | 3273737 sgorem
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"It's just horsemeat not human flesh. Why the fuss?"  YET.......................

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:53 | 3273648 TonyCoitus
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Giddyup Bitchez!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:53 | 3273649 pods
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Wake me up when they start finding human DNA in products.

We don't need no education, we don't need no thought control................


Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:01 | 3274444 css1971
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Don't test you won't find.

Better not eh.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:54 | 3273650 Edward Fiatski
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But Horsemeat is still meat, right guys?

Horsemeat - the fall of Western Civilisation!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:54 | 3273653 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Has the USDA started checking for horse meat in the meat supply here? Or are they too busy reviewing porn movies?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:27 | 3273780 Sudden Debt
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what does it say on the labeling of your food?

and it's forebidden to say anything bad about meat you know...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:40 | 3274195 hooligan2009
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must be time to get a little mint sauce for that mutton/lamb

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:56 | 3273655 Sudden Debt
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If they turn in their meals, THEY GET FULL RETAIL PRICES REFUNDED!!



I got this info from a friend of mine who works for a cleanup company where they destroy the food.

Why they do it is anybody's guess.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:58 | 3273670 Edward Fiatski
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Who insures frozen burgers? THE HORROR.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:04 | 3273704 Chuck Norris
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And by "destroy" you mean recycle it into the school lunch program?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:17 | 3273748 Sudden Debt
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nop, anything that has a 0,1% horse DNA trace is destroyed as in burned.

nop, if caddle eat their proteine mixes (which are most commonly made out of powerdered down cadavers from other animals, they always tend to contain those DNA traces.

In short, it's not only beef that's being destroyed but also pork.

And the volumes they're destroying are BIG!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 14:07 | 3274459 Pseudo Anonym
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starving africans and asians would love to hear that food is being destroyed

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:56 | 3273660 fonzannoon
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gold knockdown in progres. silver too. can we get crude up to $150 and get this party started already?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:57 | 3273664 Dr. Engali
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Did Moochelle or Bloomberg approve horse meat on the menu? 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:18 | 3273749 Winston of Oceania
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I'm sure the State required that the animal protien not go to waste Comrade, a simple labeling accident it should have read ground meat. Soon cremation will be outlawed as all that "animal" protien is now wasted for the sake of a crying widow.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:57 | 3273667 ziggy59
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Its a labeling thing...
Protein...Its Whats for Dinner

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:58 | 3273672 falak pema
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Il Cavaliere, as he is known in Italy, would not spit on a bit of horse meat. Its a favoured delicacy in Italia!

Horse meat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Just goes to show horse meat does not alter your ability to bunga bunga; thats all the Czechs need to know as they celebrate bunga bunga in the streets of Prague like stallions on the job! 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:59 | 3273675 NoWayJose
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Any horses still alive in Europe?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:23 | 3273765 Sudden Debt
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and carsales are also down... HOW THE FUCK WILL WE BE GOING TO WORK???!!! PUBLIC TRANSPORT???? HHAAA!!!!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:59 | 3273677 tuttisaluti
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And in Frankfurt they just found wood chips in a Lasagne. They say it must be from a rocking horse....

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:38 | 3274193 hooligan2009
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heh..would the frankfurter chocolate lips like "stool" pigeon with that?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:01 | 3273681 MFLTucson
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So in Europe the goverment seves up horsemeat and in the US its horseshit, which do you prefer.  The fact is that you are a pawn in a courrpt sytem either way!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:20 | 3273755 Sudden Debt
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.... I always thought that when you said "EAT SHIT" to anybody it was a insult...

not in America so it seems...



Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:01 | 3273682 Divine Wind
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I am wondering when the first story will break about this happening in the U.S.

Nothing like this is geographically isolated.


Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:01 | 3273683 LongSoupLine
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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:20 | 3273756 francis_sawyer
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Now that was funny

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:02 | 3273684 fijisailor
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The price of "burger" has already been factored into the .gov inflation figures.  Enjoy your meal.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:03 | 3273692 overmedicatedun...
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micky d's hamburgs just don't taste the same now that they took out the horse meat,,and now use red slime instead, give me my horse burger please....raw milk and a horse burger,,now thats eating

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:03 | 3273691 Divine Wind
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Lil Kim's N. Korean Soyrent Green.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:04 | 3273699 fijisailor
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Already available in a fast food joint near you:  cat "chicken fingers"

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:07 | 3273711 Sudden Debt
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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:04 | 3273701 Cookie
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Most people are missing the point that this is yet more institutional fraud

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:15 | 3273742 overmedicatedun...
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gotta laugh, at those "no this is about fraud, fraud i tell you right here in river city"

getta a clue, fraud is the new black, now tell me about voting and horse votes throwing elections,

ps your whole f'n world is a lie and you worry about horse meat?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:30 | 3273788 Boondocker
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maybe this will help wake up the sheeple????  Naw, I must be dreaming

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:06 | 3273709 Yen Cross
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 Mc Horse ribs. Spring special at participating stores.  Great for dipping in our new improved " Horseradish" sauce.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:11 | 3273726 Grassfed
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Zerohedge looks ridiculous when it has "horror" in this headline.  This sounds more like Obama and his Sequester argument.  The real problem here is false labeling.  It’s like adding cheap poultry meat to a beef product without disclosing the ingredient.  That is illegal.  As others have posted, horse meat is great stuff and since it is far less grain-fed (more grass-fed) it is more nutritious than all grain-fed meats – including everyone’s favorite -- chicken.  So here once again, instead of the public being informed properly, it is being lied to in order to further the agendas of morons who want to appear superior.  Therefore the dumbing down of the masses continues.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:17 | 3273747 kridkrid
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^^^ Check out Mr. Literal. New here?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:01 | 3273816 Ribeye
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Good point Grassfed, except for the fact that you're totally missing the point,

Yes, there's nothing wrong with eating horse, as long as it's a healthy horse,

The point is, that in addition to the mislabeling, there is zero paperwork with these horses,

When they reach the kill box, many of them are sick, diseased, infected, pumped full of drugs, mangey and flea bitten,


Btw, the man at the heart if the European Horsemeat scandal is one of the worst Corpoatists that Ireland has ever produced,

And we're pretty good at producing those fckrs,

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:15 | 3273741 orangegeek
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Another day, another scam.  It all sounds bullish.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:15 | 3273744 NoWayJose
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What is emerging is a pattern showing that this is NOT just an isolated supplier. And what is just as scary is that more and more food sold in the US is coming in from China and emerging markets. Eat well!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:31 | 3273751 gooey center
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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:23 | 3273762 Dr. Engali
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Shit...I see Aldi's has been caught in the mix. Oh well I've eaten worse things than horsemeat in my life. The question is since Aldi's is her favorite place to shop, do I tell my wife?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:52 | 3273850 krispkritter
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No, but if you ask her how much the light bill is and she counts it out using her foot, best change stores...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:59 | 3273875 hooligan2009
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heh,..very good...sort of makes you wonder if, given that living "high off the hog" is healthier, how many years of life expectancy are being removed from peoples life spans? 

watch the do-gooders pick up on this like they did for smoking..i expect that tests would reveal that eating chemically bleached pieces of offal and off cuts has the same impact as smoking. gotta have your cake and eat it too! don't ask where the fat comes from in cakes and pastries!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:07 | 3273906 StychoKiller
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Whoa!  You are on a tear today!  :>D

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:26 | 3273776 orangedrinkandchips
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First, that is "miss jackson if youre nasty"....

but....the mystery meat has always been donkey! 

Im going veggie for my levels and for sanity!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:30 | 3273787 WillyGroper
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N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestle's makes the very best Horsemeeeeat.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:34 | 3273803 Sudden Debt
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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:36 | 3273804 ThorAss
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One time a year or so ago I was wondering what was in the Swedish meatballs having seen Muslims eating them at the local IKEA here in Perth, Australia. So I says to the guy, what's in them beef or pork? So, he says, "A bit of both!" And ever since then, that has been a tag line between my wife and I for any number of things but usually for Moslem friends inadvertently or not eating things that were harum (non-halal). Guess we're going to have to say, "A bit of all three", in future.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:46 | 3273828 Volaille de Bresse
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Burgers at Mc Donald's joints in Paris are made of 100% meat horse... Did you know that? 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:55 | 3273861 hooligan2009
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old horse or young horse raised for meat or just road kill corpses?

i would beleive anythign you told me about KFC or McDonalds as far as the most appalling standards of hygiene and meat quality were concenred..but what's finger licking good is the chemicals in the sauce right? nothing natural about any of that, but chemical mixes are a lot cheaper to make than "all natural" ingredients...nature has a way of going bad after a few days whilst chemically produced food lasts for months/years.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:56 | 3273866 krispkritter
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Would you like a Quarterhorse Pounder with Cheese?



Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:58 | 3273873 Ribeye
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McDonalds have not been dragged into the Horsemeat scandal,

And they won't be,

All the beef sold in their Euopean outlets comes from Ireland, from processers that are totally clean of this mess,

I dunno about the US, but Maccers Europe are absolutly ruthless when it comes to ingredient quality, they run standards that are way above what the stupid govt regs say,

The bugers are 100% beef, with a little sprinkle of salt and pepper,

The lefty media over here would love to give Maccers a black eye on this one, but they can't get them, coz they're clean, which, in fairness, is to McDonalds' credit.

How much does a Double Cheesburger cost in the US?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:22 | 3273946 Shvanztanz
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You can still get a McDouble for $.99 in a lot of places. An actual double cheeseburger will run you about $1.39. 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:24 | 3273952 dynomutt
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I'm pretty sure they learned those lessons early, in ConUS.


BTW: Double Cheezburger in NYC is >$2.00

NYC Outer Metro, a McDouble can still be obtained for $1.00 but probably for not much longer.

There's even cost pressure in southern Missouri and East Texas on the McDouble.  Whenever the Double Hamburger/Cheezburger costs more than the McDouble, I consider that to be an indication of cost pressure.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:34 | 3274175 hooligan2009
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didn't this "scandal" start in Ireland? i woul dbe willing to bet ten bucks that around 30% of what's in a beef burger is not the meat you would eat separately..good on them if its all beef, just bad on them if its 30% pink slime.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:49 | 3274045 NoTTD
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I like the idea of a "meat horse".

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:51 | 3273845 hooligan2009
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notice there is one major supermarket chain not on that list...J. Sainsbury ..maybe it was the only chain with the proper checks on food DNA and with the proper quality tests.

although the claims by the food whores for beef/pork are bad enough..i am still "haunted" by the use of what isn't meat at all, that is ground ligaments, bone, offal, tail, brain, lips and assholes (although I think we all know that's what hotdogs are made of) that has been ground up, turned into a paste, bleach washed into a slime and reconstituted to look like, what most of us would think of as meat. 

the addition of chemicals to give this "meat" texture and flavor is just "vomit inducing". 

if the food is adevrtised that way, as a value product of what's left after the meat is taken away, then can be a "value" meal. 

odd how pet food must be "fit for human consumption" from here. the europeans love their pets, as much as their neighbors!

Materials of animal origin come from abattoirs and animals which have been passed as fit for human consumption by the official veterinary services.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:02 | 3273886 williambanzai7
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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:12 | 3273917 StychoKiller
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From "Virtual Springfield" (a PC Game CDROM)

Krusty the Clown:  "And Mr. Teeny will have a Krustyburger, and um, hold the monkey!" :>D

Life imitiating art :>D

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:18 | 3273931 news printer
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"Dracula and horse meat"

Romanians found horse or maybe donkey? meat in some reservoir in Romania, approx. 1 tone  dumped

More in Transilvania TV :)

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:26 | 3273951 Monedas
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"Our right to bear arms and our right eat our horses are so basic .... they do not warrant enumeration .... in the Constitution !  The second amendment refers to military arms sufficient to discourage rogue governance !" .... Monedas   1929

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:40 | 3274005 Curt W
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What is the big deal?

We eat cows, pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, rabbits, buffalo, deer, elk, moose, antelope, and on and on.

Why are horses off the menu?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:22 | 3274304 Intoxicologist
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And squirrels, turtles, and bear.  Point is, you probably harvested it yourself, or at least knew what sort of condition it was in before it met its demise and ended up on your plate.

I can't bring myself to buy meat in a supermarket any more.  The beef in my freezer today came from a ranch in SoDak.  He ate grass and wasn't pumped full of toxic shit and antibiotics.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:31 | 3274322 akak
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Exactly Curt!

As I once read in a book by Euell Gibbons, there are few prejudices as irrational as those regarding foods, and few food prejudices as irrational as those regarding meat.  It is amusing to note how often one kind of meat will be consumed with gusto by a given population, while eating the meat of a very closely related animal is regarded by the same group of people with horror.  It is really quite laughable.


(That said, I still think AnAnonymous is a barbarian for eating Kitten McNuggets and General Tso's puppy.  His roadside toilet habits are merely a further insult.)

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:47 | 3274410 Intoxicologist
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Don't forget (German) Shepherd's pie!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:47 | 3274034 NoTTD
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Since all IKEA products have to be assembled by the buyer, I think we can safely say that the horsemeat was inserted by the buyers.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:48 | 3274037 NoTTD
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Also, what's so bad about horsemeat?  It beats no meat hands down.  

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:17 | 3274114 e-recep
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it wasn't the healthy horse you know. it's the romanian gypsy horse.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 13:47 | 3274411 css1971
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Same could be said for human meat.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:40 | 3274970 carbonduke
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In the not too distant future, people will be happy if they could get some horsemeat for dinner. Count on that.

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