Horsemeat found in supermarket burgers

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    http://www.independent.ie/breaking-...rse-meat-traces-found-in-burgers-3354520.html

    Unbelievable :eek: 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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    justperry

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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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    A Muslim wouldn't eat a value burger!
     
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    100% horse fed for that double horse juiced in goodness.
     
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    Why is that?
     
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    justperry

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    I don't get it either:confused:
     
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    Gav2k

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    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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    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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    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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    justperry

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    Muslims do eat burgers though, MD Malaysia/Indonesia/....
     
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    Aside from the cultural thing of people in this country being a bit squeamish about scoffing horse, there's a fuss because this highlights that – despite their claims to the contrary – the big supermarkets actually don't have much of a clue what's going into the food that they sell.
     
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    And of course Jews.
     
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    justperry

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    Oh, is that so, learned something today.

    But then again, there are a lot more muslims than Jews(afaik).
     
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    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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    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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    If you consider that Indonesia and Pakistan alone contain about 400 million muslims, I'd say you were correct.
     
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    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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    I buy horse meat all the time, makes lean burgers and sauces, or its very good as sirloins too.

    What's the "beef" here ? :confused:
     
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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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    Whats the issue? I like a good piece of horse meat.
     
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    Today it's horsemeat. Tomorrow, it's soylent green.
     
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    Was your horse meat labelled as beef?
     
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    The "beef" is that the horsemeat was sold in beefburgers and if you buy beef you should expect to get beef. Plus a lot of people in the UK don't eat horse meat.
     

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