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2013-02-25 02:23:48 PM  
To be fair, they're called "meat" balls, not "beef" balls, just like that "fish" sandwich.
 
2013-02-25 02:30:17 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: To be fair, they're called "meat" balls, not "beef" balls, just like that "fish" sandwich.


This is true. Horse meat is in fact meat.
 
2013-02-25 02:44:34 PM  

nekom: Mr. Coffee Nerves: To be fair, they're called "meat" balls, not "beef" balls, just like that "fish" sandwich.

This is true. Horse meat is in fact meat.


Indeed, except the packaging specifically lists beef and pork in the ingredients... not horse.
 
2013-02-25 02:45:57 PM  
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2013-02-25 02:48:30 PM  
IKEA is a wonderful way to test the strength of your relationships.
 
2013-02-25 02:53:52 PM  

sno man: nekom: Mr. Coffee Nerves: To be fair, they're called "meat" balls, not "beef" balls, just like that "fish" sandwich.

This is true. Horse meat is in fact meat.

Indeed, except the packaging specifically lists beef and pork in the ingredients... not horse.


Then it's a false advertising issue for sure.
 
2013-02-25 02:57:20 PM  

nekom: sno man: nekom: Mr. Coffee Nerves: To be fair, they're called "meat" balls, not "beef" balls, just like that "fish" sandwich.

This is true. Horse meat is in fact meat.

Indeed, except the packaging specifically lists beef and pork in the ingredients... not horse.

Then it's a false advertising issue for sure.


Maybe the horse's name was "beef and pork".
 
2013-02-25 03:06:21 PM  
That "widening European meat scandal" ....JUST HAPPENS TO BE MY WIFE!
 
2013-02-25 03:14:17 PM  
Yeah, whats so bad about horse meat? The problem I hear most about is the use of certain veterinary drugs banned in meat for human and that's not just a horse problem.
 
2013-02-25 03:17:19 PM  

nekom: sno man: nekom: Mr. Coffee Nerves: To be fair, they're called "meat" balls, not "beef" balls, just like that "fish" sandwich.

This is true. Horse meat is in fact meat.

Indeed, except the packaging specifically lists beef and pork in the ingredients... not horse.

Then it's a false advertising issue for sure.


it's the same scandal all over Britain & Europe with the horse meat turning up in the Beef... And while that is false advertising the real problem is no one seems to know how far back in the chain of middlemen it goes ... and that means no one knows the source of the horse meat leading to the possibility of the horse meat being doped up ex-race-horse meat. (not fit for consumption)  Health issue trumps advertising issue.
 
2013-02-25 03:27:16 PM  
Ikea sells food?  Does it come with that little wrench?
 
2013-02-25 03:30:12 PM  

sno man:
it's the same scandal all over Britain & Europe with the horse meat turning up in the Beef... And while that is false advertising the real problem is no one seems to know how far back in the chain of middlemen it goes ... and that means no one knows the source of the horse meat leading to the possibility of the horse meat being doped up ex-race-horse meat. (not fit for consumption)  Health issue trumps advertising issue.


Very true. While psychologically it may be disturbing to some, most doctors seem to agree that eating horse meat is just fine, but if that gets in there, the question of "What kind of shady industry is this anyway?" does spring to mind. If what says "beef" has something other than dead cow inside, what else might have gotten in there?
 
2013-02-25 03:42:53 PM  
Horse are essentially tall skinny cows.  The only issue is that these horse were raise for human consumption.
 
2013-02-25 03:44:22 PM  
Dammit, and I really liked the Swedish meatballs at Ikea. >.<

The promise of a plate of that stuff is practically the only way to get me inside of one of those places short of putting a gun to my head.

/1/2 hour of playing in the ball room optional.
 
2013-02-25 03:45:59 PM  
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Has an opinion here.
 
2013-02-25 03:52:26 PM  

nekom: sno man:
it's the same scandal all over Britain & Europe with the horse meat turning up in the Beef... And while that is false advertising the real problem is no one seems to know how far back in the chain of middlemen it goes ... and that means no one knows the source of the horse meat leading to the possibility of the horse meat being doped up ex-race-horse meat. (not fit for consumption)  Health issue trumps advertising issue.

Very true. While psychologically it may be disturbing to some, most doctors seem to agree that eating horse meat is just fine, but if that gets in there, the question of "What kind of shady industry is this anyway?" does spring to mind. If what says "beef" has something other than dead cow inside, what else might have gotten in there?


a good first stop on the background from the Gaurdian

regarding the bold, from this source...
"Previous convictions of dealers and traders along with intelligence suggest a link between the horse trade, meat laundering and various forms of trafficking."

meat laundering ?!?  nice supply chain you got there Europe.
 
2013-02-25 03:56:12 PM  

quatchi: Dammit, and I really liked the Swedish meatballs at Ikea. >.<

The promise of a plate of that stuff is practically the only way to get me inside of one of those places short of putting a gun to my head.

/1/2 hour of playing in the ball room optional.


North American Ikea's meatballs are all American meat, however you feel about that so close to Alberta...
 
2013-02-25 04:00:28 PM  
sno man: quatchi: Dammit, and I really liked the Swedish meatballs at Ikea. >.<

The promise of a plate of that stuff is practically the only way to get me inside of one of those places short of putting a gun to my head.

/1/2 hour of playing in the ball room optional.


North American Ikea's meatballs are all American meat, however you feel about that so close to Alberta...

Meat made entirely from Americans?

Hope they trim the fat first.

/I keed.
//I keed because I love.
//Too much.


Your "Alberta..." joke was XLent, btw.
 
2013-02-25 04:03:49 PM  
straight from the horse's mouth, as it were...

The recall does not extend to Canadian stores because their meatballs are produced in the United States, said IKEA Canada spokeswoman Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick.   from here
 
2013-02-25 04:04:46 PM  
 
2013-02-25 04:13:47 PM  
Sarah Jessica Parkerized!
 
2013-02-25 04:13:48 PM  
I ate at IKEA once& broke a tooth on an allen key.
 
2013-02-25 04:14:19 PM  
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2013-02-25 04:14:49 PM  
Am I the only one who doesn't care that there's horse meat in these foods?

We used to have a butcher that would special order us horse meat in the early 80's in NYC. Northern Italians eat it as do the French. Haven't had it since I was a kid though. I think they actually banned horse meat in NYC.
 
2013-02-25 04:16:28 PM  
Three months later, the horse meat just falls out, for no apparent reason.
 
2013-02-25 04:16:30 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: To be fair, they're called "meat" balls, not "beef" balls, just like that "fish" sandwich.


You sir are technically correct the best kind of correct.

Would you like a glass of Malk?
 
2013-02-25 04:16:48 PM  
Did they ever find out what happened to Ingvar Johannessen? It's really strange for someone to disappear from a meatball plant without a trace.
 
2013-02-25 04:18:25 PM  

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RIP Buster the Horse.
 
2013-02-25 04:18:25 PM  

Lollipop165: Am I the only one who doesn't care that there's horse meat in these foods?

We used to have a butcher that would special order us horse meat in the early 80's in NYC. Northern Italians eat it as do the French. Haven't had it since I was a kid though. I think they actually banned horse meat in NYC.


You don't care that the product you are told you're buying is not the product you were told you were buying?  Seriously?  Because when people stop caring, here come the rat parts, and rat feces, and then it just gets weird.

If you're told that you're buying horse meat, and you get horse meat, that's fine.  If you're told you're buying horse meat, and you get beef, then yes, you should be upset.
 
2013-02-25 04:18:46 PM  
As I asked Facebook today, given all the places horsemeat is showing up, can't we just agree that horsemeat is farking delicious?
 
2013-02-25 04:18:52 PM  

sno man: The recall does not extend to Canadian stores because their meatballs are produced in the United States


Those "shoot, shovel & shut-up" folk? No wonder I forgot where I parked the last time I ate at Ikea!
This cow is mad!
 
2013-02-25 04:19:44 PM  
Rather have horse meat than these:

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How about the gourmet here, you know what he wanted? Hotdogs! You know what they make those things out of, Chet? You know? Lips and assholes!
 
2013-02-25 04:19:50 PM  
Here's what has been going through my mind about this whole horse meat thing, especially as it pertains to the UK: when I was there, and the conversation got around to what foreigners eat (a lively topic of British conversation), people said they wouldn't eat horse-meat because it would taste disgusting and it's such poor quality meat that they wouldn't be able to force it down their throat and all that malarkey.

Yet there's been this horse meat in  for YEARS, and millions of people obviously ate it, yet NOT ONE PERSON apparently spat the stuff out and said, "ugh, this is disgusting. What is it, horse meat or something?!?" Whether it's a Findus brand frozen lasagna, Tesco supermarket's own-brand burgers, or Ikea meatballs. Not one person declared, "I think this crap is horse meat!"

Supermarket shoppers of Europe: you've been eating horse. You didn't die. Suck it up and keep eating it. And for Gods' sake, shut up.
 
2013-02-25 04:19:52 PM  

Lollipop165: Am I the only one who doesn't care that there's horse meat in these foods?


No, I think most sane people really couldn't give a fark if they tried.
 
2013-02-25 04:19:54 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: As I asked Facebook today, given all the places horsemeat is showing up, can't we just agree that horsemeat is farking delicious?


Was there some doubt?
 
2013-02-25 04:20:33 PM  
"This is an extraordinary effort to ensure that no one is worried,"

Such efforts account for whatever economic growth we've seen since 2001.
 
2013-02-25 04:20:49 PM  

Oldiron_79: Mr. Coffee Nerves: To be fair, they're called "meat" balls, not "beef" balls, just like that "fish" sandwich.

You sir are technically correct the best kind of correct.

Would you like a glass of Malk?


Malk and "beef" balls doesn't sound kosher...
 
2013-02-25 04:20:51 PM  
You buy your meat balls where you buy your furniture something is bound to get mixed up.
 
2013-02-25 04:21:28 PM  
Wouldn't it be easier to assume at this point that all meat from Europe includes horsemeat?
 
2013-02-25 04:21:43 PM  

WhippingBoy: HaywoodJablonski: As I asked Facebook today, given all the places horsemeat is showing up, can't we just agree that horsemeat is farking delicious?

Was there some doubt?


Based on the replies I got, apparently
 
2013-02-25 04:22:44 PM  

Jackpot777: You didn't die. Suck it up and keep eating it. And for Gods' sake, shut up.


F*ck you :)
 
2013-02-25 04:23:27 PM  

Kibbler: Lollipop165: Am I the only one who doesn't care that there's horse meat in these foods?

We used to have a butcher that would special order us horse meat in the early 80's in NYC. Northern Italians eat it as do the French. Haven't had it since I was a kid though. I think they actually banned horse meat in NYC.

You don't care that the product you are told you're buying is not the product you were told you were buying?  Seriously?  Because when people stop caring, here come the rat parts, and rat feces, and then it just gets weird.

If you're told that you're buying horse meat, and you get horse meat, that's fine.  If you're told you're buying horse meat, and you get beef, then yes, you should be upset.


I've bought things that are, let's say, Beef And Barley Soup. Yet when you look at the ingredients on the label, there's more carrot than barley. They still get to call it Beef And Barley Soup.

They bought beef. They got beef. And some filler. They're just quibbling about the filler, is all.
 
2013-02-25 04:23:50 PM  

namegoeshere: Ikea sells food?  Does it come with that little wrench?


I ordered a sandwich one time,but it was missing a pickle and had an extra tomato slice.
 
2013-02-25 04:23:57 PM  

Kibbler: ou don't care that the product you are told you're buying is not the product you were told you were buying?  Seriously?  Because when people stop caring, here come the rat parts, and rat feces, and then it just gets weird.


No I understand that, but people are freaking out like they ate dog shiat. Yeah, its a sale conspiracy but its not going to kill you.

And we've all probably already eaten rat parts if you've ever eaten processed food in my opinion.
 
2013-02-25 04:24:37 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Jackpot777: You didn't die. Suck it up and keep eating it. And for Gods' sake, shut up.

F*ck you :)


Says the killer of ponies...  ; )
 
2013-02-25 04:25:08 PM  
Why the hell would anyone mix in horse meat with cow meat? That is like McD's saying, "hey, let's start adding actual angus beef into our shiatty $1 burgers". It is healthier, costs more, and from what I hear, damn good.
 
2013-02-25 04:25:26 PM  

Lollipop165: And we've all probably already eaten rat parts if you've ever eaten processed food in my opinion.


One word: castoreum.
 
2013-02-25 04:25:51 PM  

quatchi: [cdn.chud.com image 512x384]

Has an opinion here.


This opinion?

i.qkme.me
 
2013-02-25 04:26:33 PM  
don't care, would still eat.
 
2013-02-25 04:26:43 PM  

namegoeshere: Ikea sells food?  Does it come with that little wrench?


Yes, and with enough meatballs and that little wrench you can build your own horse.
 
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