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Wow..."Horsemeat found in beef burgers on sale in UK and Ireland"

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  • Originally posted by 7arabians View Post
    Yes, there are 3 ways to say it!
    No, there are not 3 ways to say it, there are only 2 and your way is wrong. "Would of, should of and could of" are all incorrect, it is "would have" or "would've".
    Annabelle Mayr, Arcadia Farm
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    • The deflection from the rara's is hilarious! They are unable to address anything in the present tense! Old stats, old talking points. And now they wish to become grammar police like some little girl in 5th grade. Colloquialism eludes you!


      • http://www.jobsnhire.com/articles/40...ests-video.htm

        Horse Meat Arrest: European Fear Results In Multiple Arrests

        May 23, 2013 05:32 PM EDT

        The widespread European fear earlier this year, where meat labeled as beef sold in Aldi's chain stores were found to actually contain 100% horse meet, is resulting in multiple arrests.

        The director and interim director of Wiljo Import en Export BV and Vleesgroothandel Willy Selten were arrested on charges of false accounting and fraud.

        Reports say that Willy Seten played a key role in Europe's horse meat scandal, in which he sold 300 tons of horse meat were labelled as beef and sold in markets.

        When the news of the horse meat scandal entered into France, United Kingdom inspectors announced that some horses may contain equine painkillers that would harm humans.

        Arrests have also been made at Britain at Farmbox Meats, Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse, UK Food Standards Agency told CNN.

        French Consumer Affairs is also looking into Spanghero, the first company who allegedly labeled the meat as beef. Minister Benoit Hamon says that the company slipped 750 tons of horse meat into the market over a period of six months.

        The Food Standards Agency states that panic first began in Europe when 8 out of 206 horse carcasses were tested positive for bute (phenylbutazone) between January 30 and February 7.

        The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has previously issued a statement saying that "some patients treated with phenylbutazone have experienced severe toxic reactions." It is a cancer-inducing agent, and may create different blood conditions.

        The drug is used to treat cases of severe arthritis in horses, and should not enter the human body.

        As German food safety authority contacted many of their suppliers, the contaminated meat have reached 39 butchers, 184 supermarkets, 290 traders, warehouses and processing plants, and 1,722 hotels, restaurants and caterers.
        \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"


        • Why did they do this???
          If horsemeat is the delicacy over there everyone says it is????
          The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
          H. Cate


          • Ireland’s missing 70,000 horses... and now Tesco spag bol is 60% equine

            SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has become the latest retailer to drop a major supplier after discovering a range of spaghetti bolognese ready meals contained more than 60% horse meat.

            Tests on its frozen Everyday Value Spaghetti Bolognese, which was withdrawn last week as a precaution, showed some had high levels of contamination, it said.

            It followed frozen food firm Findus and Aldi in finding the meat in products made by French firm Comigel and last night joined them in dropping the company as a supplier.

            The announcement came as Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh said clear evidence of an illegal trade of horses from Ireland to the UK for meat had been uncovered.

            She said there were 70,000 horses unaccounted for in Northern Ireland, with unwanted animals given false paperwork before being sold for 10 euros (£8) and then resold to dealers for meat for up to 500 euros (£423).

            Speaking in the Commons yesterday, the Wakefield Labour MP said: “The Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have clear evidence of an illegal trade of unfit horses from Ireland to the UK for meat, with horses being re-passported to meet demands for horsemeat in mainland Europe. It is very convenient to blame the Poles and the Romanians but so far neither country have found any problems with their beef abattoirs.”

            She was speaking after a statement from Environment Secretary Owen Paterson in which he said “criminal activity” had been at the heart of the scandal.

            “At the moment this appears to be an issue of fraud and mis-labelling, but if anything suggests the need for changes to surveillance and enforcement in the UK we will not hesitate to make those changes,” he said.

            Mr Paterson told MPs there would be immediate testing of products across the supply chain, including tests at schools, hospitals and prisons.

            The “ultimate source” of the problem was not yet known but agencies were investigating a supply network that stretched across Europe, he said.

            French consumer safety authorities have said companies from Romania, Cyprus and the Netherlands as well as its own firms were involved. Romanian authorities said they are investigating while their Dutch counterparts said they would do so if necessary.

            One theory for the apparent increase in the presence of horse meat in the food chain is new restrictions on using horses on roads in Romania, which have led to a surge in numbers of animals being put down.

            But Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta said yesterday his government had no evidence that any companies in Romania had broken any European laws.

            Tesco last night followed frozen food firm Findus and discount retailer Aldi in dropping French firm Comigel as a supplier after discovering a range of spaghetti bolognese ready meals contained more than 60 per cent horse-

            The supermarket said tests on its frozen Everyday Value Spaghetti Bolognese, withdrawn last week as a precaution, showed some had high levels of contamination.

            The revelation forced the company to issue its second apology in as many months after earlier tests discovered traces of horse in burgers from an Irish supplier.

            Findus, which has taken its beef lasagne made by Comigel off shelves after some were found to contain up to 100 per cent horse meat, said it was considering taking legal action against the suppliers as an internal investigation “strongly suggests” the contamination “was not accidental”.

            The National Beef Association (NBA) has called for more precise labelling of products that would add the words “United Kingdom origin” to packaging to prevent “further cheating” by suppliers.

            Meanwhile, butchers have reported a marked spike in trade as consumers turn their backs on imported and processed goods.

            Yorkshire butcher Brindon Addy, chairman of the Q Guild, which represents 130 butchers across England, Scotland and Wales, said some members were reporting trade had surged by 
20 and 30 per cent in recent 

            “People slip into the convenience of supermarket shopping, but whenever there is a scare – be it horsemeat or BSE – they always come back,” he said.
            \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"


            • I saw this earlier. Interesting.
              The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
              H. Cate


              • So much for guaranteeing food safety.


                • Think it can't happen in the U.S.? Think again.

                  We've been told over and over that horse meat is in such demand as a delicacy that it commands a high price...if that's true, why would they substitute it for beef? 2 + 2 =/=4


                  • I'm thinking that this delicacy thing is spin by the anti's. It seems to be a convenient and cheap filler/substitute for more expensive beef--not to mention being illegally used.

                    I always thought of horsemeat as being sort of a last resort type of food that you used after you had eaten everything else on the place. Seems like at least some of the "popularity" is merely a left over thing from WWII.


                    • Might be a delicacy in some European countries, but certainly not everywhere. Not in the UK (yeah, heard of a couple of people (deliberately!) eating horse in my time, but from the sort of person would eat pretty much anything).


                      • I wonder this too.

                        Originally posted by LauraKY View Post
                        Think it can't happen in the U.S.? Think again.

                        We've been told over and over that horse meat is in such demand as a delicacy that it commands a high price...if that's true, why would they substitute it for beef? 2 + 2 =/=4
                        The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
                        H. Cate