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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:49 AM   #1
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Horsemeat found in supermarket burgers

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Traces of horse meat have been found in burgers on sale in some of the country's busiest supermarkets, food safety chiefs in Ireland have revealed.

Scientific tests on beef products sold in Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland uncovered low levels of the animal's DNA.
Unbelievable They were the cheap value range burgers too, which I would never even dream of eating. The 'net has been full of horse jokes the last few days as well.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:51 AM   #2
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I saw this yesterday on BBC, it's even worse for muslims, it also contains traces of pork!
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 07:48 AM   #3
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I saw this yesterday on BBC, it's even worse for muslims, it also contains traces of pork!
A Muslim wouldn't eat a value burger!
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:04 AM   #4
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100% horse fed for that double horse juiced in goodness.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:38 AM   #5
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A Muslim wouldn't eat a value burger!
Why is that?
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 09:00 AM   #6
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Why is that?
I don't get it either
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 04:34 PM   #7
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A Muslim wouldn't eat a value burger!
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Why is that?
Wouldn't that be obvious? It's cheap stuff and when you buy it you don't have the slightest idea what's inside it. And while I would avoid the stuff because I'd be afraid of things that would make me throw up, muslims would in addition be _very_ afraid that there might be any pork in it.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:03 AM   #8
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Not sure why all the fuss about TBH, horse meat can be good eating.

Most people who have eaten a cheap pizza after a night out will probably have eaten horse anyway, in the form of cheap imported salami.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:20 AM   #9
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...it's even worse for muslims, it also contains traces of pork!
And of course Jews.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:23 AM   #10
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And of course Jews.
Oh, is that so, learned something today.

But then again, there are a lot more muslims than Jews(afaik).
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:30 AM   #11
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Not sure why all the fuss about TBH, horse meat can be good eating.
I wouldn't mind trying it, but I'd rather eat the proper stuff like you get in France than a Tesco Value burger containing 29% horse.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:51 AM   #12
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Exactly. What surprises me most about the whole thing is that they found any meat in value burgers at all.
Just because it comes from a cow or a horse, doesn't mean it is all "meat"...

I once watched a video on how chicken nuggets (non-brand specific) were made. I will never ever ever eat chicken again unless I can positively identify the part I am eating. Lets just say that there is very little wastage from a chicken carcass. And I'm sure they find a use for the feathers.

I suspect "value" burgers are much the same way....

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Oh, is that so, learned something today.

But then again, there are a lot more muslims than Jews(afaik).
If you consider that Indonesia and Pakistan alone contain about 400 million muslims, I'd say you were correct.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:04 PM   #13
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I saw this yesterday on BBC, it's even worse for muslims, it also contains traces of pork!
Are they feeding pork to the horses to fatten them up ?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 06:39 AM   #14
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if the percentage of meat in the burger is higher for beef, they can still label it as beef burgers. The sad thing is, everyone kicking up a fuss either a) don't eat them or b) realise that with horsemeat they are probably healthier than without it.

Horsemeat is only taboo because they have pet status, infact they are high in protein and low in fat.
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if the percentage of meat in the burger is higher for beef, they can still label it as beef burgers. The sad thing is, everyone kicking up a fuss either a) don't eat them or b) realise that with horsemeat they are probably healthier than without it.

Horsemeat is only taboo because they have pet status, infact they are high in protein and low in fat.
I'm not sure about that. I'm pretty sure that there are some foods, like beef and milk, that need to be "pure" if labeled as "beef" for "milk". Foods like ketchup are made up of other raw ingredients, and therefore there is some lee-way in what goes in. But Beef is the raw ingredient.

Plus, whatever goes in needs to be listed in the ingredients panel. Some people are allergic to wheat, eggs, etc. And...

There are lot of people who find horse meat taboo because of the shape of the hoof.
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Are they feeding pork to the horses to fatten them up ?
yes..
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Not halal
And we have the correct answer!
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Exactly. What surprises me most about the whole thing is that they found any meat in value burgers at all.
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Mmm, value meat. Made from everything on the butcher floor.
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Muslims do eat burgers though, MD Malaysia/Indonesia/....
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Oh, is that so, learned something today.

But then again, there are a lot more muslims than Jews(afaik).
Yeah, neither pig nor horse is considered kosher.

True. Especially in Ireland, where there are less than two thousand Jews. In contrast to about forty thousand Muslims.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:33 PM   #24
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I buy horse meat all the time, makes lean burgers and sauces, or its very good as sirloins too.

What's the "beef" here ?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:37 PM   #25
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Very interesting, especially since it is in the cheaper burgers. I know the french like horse meat and is more expensive there AFAIK. I have never tasted horse meat that I know of, but I have tasted shark, iguanas, and a bunch of others.
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