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(Independent)   You know that story about hamburgers made from horse meat? You want the good news or the bad news?   (independent.co.uk) divider line 92
    More: Followup, horse meat, supermarket chains in the United Kingdom, Food Standards Agency, Economy of France, Byzantine, supermarket chains  
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2013-02-11 06:55:36 AM
Customers in the UK should step back and assess the situation before purchasing their next burger.
 
2013-02-11 07:02:17 AM
So that's why that burger tasted like ass.
 
2013-02-11 08:02:39 AM
"It came from abattoirs in Romania through a dealer in Cyprus working through another dealer in Holland to a meat plant in the south of France which sold it to a French-owned factory in Luxembourg which made it into frozen meals sold in supermarkets in 16 countries."

I don't know why, but I love the "mystery meat web" so much.
 
2013-02-11 08:37:52 AM
You NEVER go ass to mouth, people. Never. Absolutely not.
 
2013-02-11 08:53:35 AM
Horse meat contains Phenylbutazone which is not good for human consumption.
 
2013-02-11 08:54:01 AM
Could be worse
could raining
 
2013-02-11 08:54:38 AM
But it comes with a free frogurt!

/that's good!
 
2013-02-11 08:55:38 AM
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2013-02-11 08:56:58 AM
DAT ASS!
 
2013-02-11 08:58:03 AM
i.imgur.com

EAT MOR CHIKIN HORSE DONKEY!
 
2013-02-11 08:58:13 AM
Who stuck their ass in my horseburger?
 
2013-02-11 08:58:20 AM
25.media.tumblr.com

"Made OF donkeys! Made BY donkeys!"
 
2013-02-11 08:59:53 AM
so it is wrong to eat ass?
 
2013-02-11 09:00:39 AM
imgs.xkcd.com

/Man, that's a sweet ass-burger!
/Is that agave nectar I taste?
 
2013-02-11 09:04:01 AM

BalugaJoe: Horse meat contains Phenylbutazone which is not good for human consumption.


No. Phenylbutazone is a drug that's given to non-meat-production horses as a painkiller.
 
2013-02-11 09:05:22 AM

BalugaJoe: Horse meat contains Phenylbutazone which is not good for human consumption.


It doesn't occur naturally.
 
2013-02-11 09:07:22 AM

Gordinho: so it is wrong to eat ass?


You should never go ass to mouth.
 
2013-02-11 09:08:56 AM

BalugaJoe: Phenylbutazone


Only horses who have injuries or infections are administered Phenylbutazone. Not only would it not be administered to a horse who is bound for slaughter, it also only stays in the bloodstream for 5 days. It would be very rare for someone to administer this very expensive remedy to a horse that was going to be slaughtered within days, plus the amount of Phen that a human would ingest when eating a horseburger is astronomically small and would have no ill effect.

I know that this article placed horse meat in a bad light, but in actuality it is better for you than beef as horse meat is much leaner than beef or pork. We seem to have a "love" fixation on horses which makes it unseemly to eat one, but horse meat has been consumed for centuries, and eating them is a much greater use of an animal which has been injured or has no more use to the owner than simply killing it and burying it. It is a very healthy food source.
 
2013-02-11 09:10:13 AM

BalugaJoe: Horse meat contains Phenylbutazone which is not good for human consumption.


Horse meat may contain phenylbutazone if the horse from which the meat came was treated with phenylbutazone.

Such meat is not considered safe for human consumption within the EU.

LOL.

And I don't get subby's headline. If you're eating equine meat, how is donkey worse than horse?

/Other than the fact that it tastes like ass.
 
2013-02-11 09:10:43 AM
Don't tell me... John Elway was one of those horses. :'(
 
2013-02-11 09:10:51 AM
I'm sure everyone would be horrified if you knew everything you'd inadvertently eaten throughout your life.
 
2013-02-11 09:12:48 AM
When you have lettuce and tomato on that burger you can call it a "Tossed Salad"
 
2013-02-11 09:14:59 AM
Didn't George Washington eat his horse at Valley Forge? If its good enough for him then I don't have a problem with it. These Euros are just being un-American.
 
2013-02-11 09:15:00 AM

iron de havilland: BalugaJoe: Horse meat contains Phenylbutazone which is not good for human consumption.

Horse meat may contain phenylbutazone if the horse from which the meat came was treated with phenylbutazone.

Such meat is not considered safe for human consumption within the EU.

LOL.

And I don't get subby's headline. If you're eating equine meat, how is donkey worse than horse?

/Other than the fact that it tastes like ass.


Absolutely nothing is wrong with eating donkey. It is a very lean, healthy source of protein.
 
2013-02-11 09:16:45 AM

PirateKing: I'm sure everyone would be horrified if you knew everything you'd inadvertently eaten throughout your life.


I read somewhere that Americans eat an average of 4 pounds of insects a year without knowing it. The highest source of insect matter in food was canned spaghetti sauce.
 
2013-02-11 09:22:34 AM
Terrydatroll:

I read somewhere that Americans eat an average of 4 pounds of insects a year without knowing it. The highest source of insect matter in food was canned spaghetti sauce.

What extra nutrients does the kind in jars have?

And which one is Kinky Kelly, again?
 
2013-02-11 09:25:26 AM
Terrydatroll: iron de havilland: BalugaJoe: Horse meat contains Phenylbutazone which is not good for human consumption.

Horse meat may contain phenylbutazone if the horse from which the meat came was treated with phenylbutazone.

Such meat is not considered safe for human consumption within the EU.

LOL.

And I don't get subby's headline. If you're eating equine meat, how is donkey worse than horse?

/Other than the fact that it tastes like ass.

Absolutely nothing is wrong with eating donkey. It is a very lean, healthy source of protein.


Yeah. that was my point. It's no worse than horse.

The only issue I have with the whole affair is that if we're being mis-sold horse as beef, can we trust the standards of the abattoirs in general? An abattoir selling horse as beef is unlikely to worry if the horse has been treated with bute.
 
2013-02-11 09:28:29 AM

Terrydatroll: PirateKing: I'm sure everyone would be horrified if you knew everything you'd inadvertently eaten throughout your life.

I read somewhere that Americans eat an average of 4 pounds of insects a year without knowing it. The highest source of insect matter in food was canned spaghetti sauce.


Where does Starbucks fall on that list?
 
2013-02-11 09:29:22 AM
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Donkey meat! Why I never- HEEEEE-HAAAAW HEEEEE-HAAAW HEEEEE-HAAAW!!!!
 
2013-02-11 09:34:18 AM

Smokey the Bare: "It came from abattoirs in Romania through a dealer in Cyprus working through another dealer in Holland to a meat plant in the south of France which sold it to a French-owned factory in Luxembourg which made it into frozen meals sold in supermarkets in 16 countries."

I don't know why, but I love the "mystery meat web" so much.


Is it possible for horse/donkey meat to be behind 7 proxies?
 
2013-02-11 09:43:50 AM

Satanic_Hamster: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x347]


Do I detect a hint of minty freshness?
 
2013-02-11 09:45:43 AM
All this fuss over a solitary incident?
What passes for a normal meat supply on a daily basis?
Donkey or horse are comparitively acceptable sources compared to the other "meat" on the European continent.
 
2013-02-11 09:45:45 AM
Now anyone can get ass-burgers.
 
2013-02-11 09:50:04 AM
If banning horses from roads is causing such a problem, then maybe you need to figure out why people have so many horses and donkeys in the first place. You know, just a thought.
 
2013-02-11 09:51:52 AM
Well, that's one way to get a piece of ass...
 
2013-02-11 09:54:26 AM
lol gypsies
 
2013-02-11 09:57:22 AM
I tried a horse steak in Iceland a couple years ago, it was pretty good, tasted like a beef flank steak.

What's the actual outrage? People have anthropomorphized horses to a point where it's sad to think of them as food?
 
2013-02-11 09:59:57 AM

Smokey the Bare: I don't know why, but I love the "mystery meat web" so much.


There's my next band name.
 
2013-02-11 10:08:59 AM
This is what happens when we insist upon cheaper and cheaper food, the supermarkets put the suppliers and farmers under more and more pressure to deliver cheaper and here we are.
There's probably no health issue here, although I doubt if Romanian horse people take good care of them and give them vaccinations or anything. There's probably an animal welfare issue though.
Not to mention how stupid is this / these firms for trying to pass of mixed horse meat as beef? Have they not heard of DNA testing in Romania? Why invite all this grief?
 
2013-02-11 10:09:40 AM
In other news, that explains Subway's new "Furlong" sandwiches...
 
2013-02-11 10:10:03 AM

NutWrench: But it comes with a free frogurt!

/that's good!


The frogurt is also cursed.

/that's bad.
 
2013-02-11 10:11:44 AM
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2013-02-11 10:12:08 AM
I understand there is no nutritional value in horse/donkey. You can eat it, but your body would not be getting any benefit.
Seems like the right kind of meat for dieting.
 
2013-02-11 10:12:59 AM

Hoboclown: I tried a horse steak in Iceland a couple years ago, it was pretty good, tasted like a beef flank steak.

What's the actual outrage? People have anthropomorphized horses to a point where it's sad to think of them as food?


In short, yes.

Dennis Leary had a bit about this in one of his routines.  To paraphrase:  "We only eat ugly animals.  'what are you?'  'I'm an otter, I can do cute human things with my hands.'  'Ok, you're good to go.'  'what are you?' 'I'm a cow' 'You're UGLY, get in the farking truck!!'
 
2013-02-11 10:15:57 AM

Stoker: I understand there is no nutritional value in horse/donkey. You can eat it, but your body would not be getting any benefit.
Seems like the right kind of meat for dieting.


Really? It's meat, just like any big herbivore. Protein and fat and lots of nutritious offal.
 
2013-02-11 10:16:02 AM
Bray, say it ain't so.
 
2013-02-11 10:16:51 AM
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2013-02-11 10:19:41 AM

Stoker: I understand there is no nutritional value in horse/donkey. You can eat it, but your body would not be getting any benefit.
Seems like the right kind of meat for dieting.


What?  It's meat.  Made out of protein.
 
2013-02-11 10:24:30 AM

PirateKing: I'm sure everyone would be horrified if you knew everything you'd inadvertently eaten throughout your life.


This. Furthermore if DNA testing is required to tell the difference, it has probably been going on a lot longer then Romania's horse on road ban.

/I'll have the cat
 
2013-02-11 10:31:58 AM

Kyosuke: So that's why that burger tasted like ass.


*golf clap*
 
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