Dear British Food Manufacturers. Saw it on facebook. BEEF British INS tattles. For those not in the know: It's come to light that a lot of Lasagna meals that are pre-made turned out to have horse meat in them. Hope that helped
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User avatar #34 - FJSoldier (02/10/2013) [-]
For those not in the know: It's come to light that a lot of Lasagna meals that are pre-made turned out to have horse meat in them.


Hope that helped
#135 to #34 - hurrdurka (02/10/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure it's because horse DNA was found in some of Tesco's meat.
User avatar #167 to #34 - Dmitri (02/10/2013) [-]
It's also because of a meat processing plant in Co. Monaghan (Ireland) they were shipping out 1'000'000 burgers a day for €0.14 a burger. They were getting the meat from a plant in Poland. Now it costs €0.84 to buy a %100 beef burger, so obviously something had to be fishy. Well the guy in charge of the company in Ireland said "Oh it must be a problem with the factory in Poland, not with our one" turns out the dude owned the factory in Poland anyway, so he was doubly cheating.
#28 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
I think that horse meat taste alot better than cow, so i'm okay with horse lasagna

But it's not okay to put a false label on a product
#127 to #28 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
Why does it say you're an anonymous pussy? Do pussies usually have have names?
User avatar #130 to #127 - savvasp (02/10/2013) [-]
^ Turns out I wasn't logged in so I'm an anonymous pussy too
#134 to #130 - itsuckedbeinganon (02/10/2013) [-]
My name is dedicated to the status of poor anons. At one point, anons could even post pictures. Those were the days
#163 - eddardstork (02/10/2013) [-]
I heard it was suppliers in Poland......
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User avatar #103 to #97 - brothergrimm (02/10/2013) [-]
am i the only one who thinks it would be cool to raise a bull and ride it around with a saddle and **** ? like how intimidating would that be? someone going down the road on a ****** bull? **** yeah
#39 - timmyrustler (02/10/2013) [-]
Meat is meat. When it stops being delicious, that's when I'll start complaining.
#195 to #39 - hairibar (02/10/2013) [-]
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LIKE I GIVE A **** thread? I've so many of these, I must put some
#198 to #197 - hairibar (02/10/2013) [-]
well, I thought I had many more...
#202 to #39 - niggerponies (02/10/2013) [-]
It's not the fact that it was horse, so much as the fact that we weren't told that it was horse. If it was advertised as horse burgers nobody would give a **** .
#157 - NhuckCorris (02/10/2013) [-]
the horse meat is not tested for banned chemicals, as horses are vaccinated with compounds that aren't allowed to enter the food chain, horse meat cannot be used without being tested properly for these chemicals.

All British beef is safe, but horse meat is unknown to be safe, because only the cows are tested. We are not connoisseurs of horse meat.
User avatar #162 to #157 - muchasmarcos (02/10/2013) [-]
It's not just about that. It's about product labeling. Think of it as if someone tryed to sell you a volks wagen as a mercedes, or soap as toothpaste.
User avatar #58 - thewalkingderp (02/10/2013) [-]
I went to a tesco's by the burgers and a guy was there with a microphone shouting "AND THEY'RE OFF"
#125 - plumotje (02/10/2013) [-]
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User avatar #122 - danimer ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
**** I just noticed all anons are called "Anonymous Pussy"
User avatar #1 - traelos (02/09/2013) [-]
Yes, I much prefer my horse carcasses to rot after turning the hooves to glue.

This change in meat which I did not notice until someone told me is really ruining the product.
User avatar #2 to #1 - RidingMyPimpmobile (02/09/2013) [-]
It's not the actual meat that's the problem, It's the fact that it was being sold as Beef.

If it was advertised as Horse, no one would give a **** .
User avatar #6 to #2 - Shramin ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
Bull, I moved to the Netherlands from Norway and brought horsemeat with me, went to a british school and got told I was horrible for eating horse on my sandwhich.

Brits are so anti eating horse its scary D=
User avatar #7 to #6 - leeofbacup (02/10/2013) [-]
No we're not. I am British and do not mind eating horse and so does everyone else I know, our local butcher sells it... You shouldn't really comment on a culture when you are not from there. Also a British school in the Netherlands is not Britain.......
User avatar #10 to #7 - Shramin ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
Elaborating my hastily posted previous comment.
I am from England, Have dual citizenship and grew up for the early years of my life in Norway and England, but I didn't go to school in England.

I went to college in London though and most people I met always had some reason why eating horses was mean or stupid or unnecessary. Very few people would go treat it as a normal thing.
User avatar #11 to #10 - leeofbacup (02/10/2013) [-]
London is not a true representation of Britain. It is a mixture of cultures from all over the world.
User avatar #12 to #11 - Shramin ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
lets assume for a second that people can travel, now apply this to England.
I didn't spend all my time in London, in the same way I live in Canada right now, I live in Toronto, have done for 2 years. but I have also spent a month in Barrie, as well as some time on Quebec.
User avatar #13 to #12 - leeofbacup (02/10/2013) [-]
Look, you are being extremely vague and changing your story every time to fit your comments...... I have spent 38 years living here and I eat horse on occasion and so do my family and friends, like I said the local butcher in my town sells it. So the comment that it is "bull" that we do not eat horse is just simply incorrect........ End of conversation.
User avatar #180 to #13 - Shramin ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
I didn't say ybrits don't eat horse, I said most Brits seem to find eating horse to be bad.

and how am I changing my story?

My mother is English, my father is Norwegian, I grew up in my younger years bouncing between the countries due to family, my teen years was spent in Netherlands, Singapore, New Zealand and late teens England for College.

I married a Canadian so now I live in Canada. its not impossible to have been a lot of places you know.

That's not to say there can't be areas of the UK where people find eating horse to be ok, but like you said yourself, one area can't represent the rest of the country. Perhaps where you live is less like other places in this matter?
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User avatar #5 to #2 - traelos (02/10/2013) [-]
It was still primarily beef, and more importantly it was what I expected when I saw a package that said "beef".

Go check the ingredients list on any "100%" apple juice, it'll probably be 30% cranberry juice or somesuch, as long as 100% of the ingredients are juice. The same applies for every type of juice, because most of them straight taste nasty. I think Orange juice is actually Orange juice though...
User avatar #8 to #5 - leeofbacup (02/10/2013) [-]
That is simply not true.... All ingredients must be listed by law in the UK. Besides the Beef lasagne meat content contained between 60 and 100% horse so it was far from primarily beef as you say.
User avatar #44 to #8 - traelos (02/10/2013) [-]
Actually the horse lasagne meat contained less than 1% horse, but it was concentrated so some lasagnes contained 60-100% horse.

If you mean the juice thing isn't true btw, try rereading it, the ingredients list tells you there are other juices in there, but the advertising can still mark it as 100% juice.

Also, it doesn't tell you literally every ingredient, if a product contains less than a certain amount of an ingredient, usually due to a byproduct of the intended creation process or something similar, it can be omitted.
User avatar #3 to #2 - madmaninside (02/10/2013) [-]
Apparently, there is a certain injection that is given to horses which (in high enough doses) is fatal to humans.

I like the taste of horse though (can you count zebra as horse meat?)
User avatar #4 to #3 - traelos (02/10/2013) [-]
No, they actually taste completely different.
#23 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
Technically, the British companies are just bulk buyers who believed they where buying beef products. They bought the lasagnas from France in good faith that they contained nothing but beef. It was only once the companies tested the meet themselves as part of internal reviews that the horse DNA was discovered.
Also the debate isn't about whether eating horse's is ethically wrong, its more about knowing whats actually in our food, and since the horses where slaughtered incorrectly there may be trace amounts of medicinal drugs within the meat
User avatar #46 - ilikeafros (02/10/2013) [-]
i'm pretty sure the horse meat came from products made overseas by other companies, we just sold it without knowing what was in it.

but if im wrong, be gentle fj
#47 to #46 - roasdkill (02/10/2013) [-]
no your right, a supplier was buying from sub contractors all over Europe, mostly in Poland etc
User avatar #120 to #46 - JwBread (02/10/2013) [-]
You're correct.
I heard it was mainly in Eastern European countries. We only put the meat into our food.
User avatar #176 - thederpestest (02/10/2013) [-]
>Burger King uses horse meat
> I like Burger King
>What's wrong with horse meat?
#183 to #176 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
Some of the drugs they give to the horses are cancerous to humans..
#190 to #183 - ohemgeezus (02/10/2013) [-]
So if I ate burger king and I didn't get cancer, does that mean that I'm a horse?
User avatar #189 to #183 - annogram (02/10/2013) [-]
some of the cosmic rays that penetrate our atmosphere are cancerous to humans what's your point?

Lots of **** is cancerous i highly doubt that the 1ppm of cancerous substance will kill you if you eat it.
User avatar #207 to #189 - waldowarcraft (02/10/2013) [-]
You have a point there. Basically pure carbon is incredibly carcinogenic (causes cancer), yet we consume it everyday, in large amounts, on burned stuff. If your'e that worried about carcinogens your'e better off avoiding burnt toast than worrying about horse meat.
User avatar #133 - hbombintown (02/10/2013) [-]
wtf is wrong with eating horse?
User avatar #143 to #133 - fosforgasxiii (02/10/2013) [-]
Because they were advertised as "beef".
#166 to #143 - hbombintown (02/10/2013) [-]
meat is meat
User avatar #178 to #166 - fosforgasxiii (02/10/2013) [-]
1. It's false advertising, which is illegal. You can't sell an apple as a pear and then tell "hurrdurr, fruit is fruit."
2. The horse meat is cheaper, meaning that consuments payed too much for their meat.
3. It's unknown where the meat comes from, and the meat isn't controlled on quality and health. Maybe the meat comes from old horses full of steroids and other chemicals, who knows.
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#140 to #133 - gustamelusta (02/10/2013) [-]
It gives you the trots!
#22 - feralxinsanity (02/10/2013) [-]
If I wasn't a procrastinating lazy **** I'd put a picture here from the "Radioactive Man" Simpsons episode where Bart is talking to the movie-guy about horses being painted to look like cows and cats being taped together to look like horses.

. . . Yeah I don't understand me either.
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