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2013-02-25 04:28:03 PM

sno man: meat laundering ?!?



I've called it that for years.
 
2013-02-25 04:28:39 PM

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


Rat parts, insects, larvae, maggots, rodent hair, insect eggs, spiders, rodent filth, insect filth...

And that's just the vegan-friendly foods...
 
2013-02-25 04:29:14 PM
So was the Horse meat spoiled or something? I'm not seeing the issue.
 
2013-02-25 04:29:38 PM

Lollipop165: 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.


...so it's OK?  What is the point?

If you choose to eat rat parts, then, well, I think it's pretty weird, and gross, and probably dangerous, but it's your choice.  If you know that's what you're getting.

Jackpot777:
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.


*speechless*
 
2013-02-25 04:29:58 PM

Jackpot777: 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...  ; )


It's like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife

to carve up your horse steak.
 
2013-02-25 04:30:52 PM

wildcardjack: 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.


And that means diddly squat in the good old US of A, considering the crap we feed beef and pork.
 
2013-02-25 04:31:08 PM
I bet horse meat would be tasty if they were fed Beef-a-reeno.


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Rusty!
 
2013-02-25 04:32:47 PM
Ya know, I'm just thankful there is indeed "meat" in an Ikea meatball - as opposed to my assumption of seat-cushion stuffing.
 
2013-02-25 04:32:52 PM
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2013-02-25 04:33:23 PM
My only beef (*crickets*) w/ this is that there are a lot of hormones, painkillers, and other PEDs that you give horses to make them better for running or pulling. Several members of the Mexican National Soccer team tested positive for banned stuff, and they successfully appealed that they were given "tainted meat." Yes, eating horse burgers could probably make you fail a PED test. Cows are also drugged out of their gourds, but that's stuff to make them better meat makers, not runners. It's not so much the horse part, as it is the horse drugs part.
 
2013-02-25 04:35:56 PM
Maybe the producers are just trying to limit the Mad Cow disease risk, by cutting their diseased beef with healthy horse.
 
2013-02-25 04:36:45 PM

wildcardjack: 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.


If M*A*S*H is to be trusted, consuming horse meat routinely as part of your diet leads to a negative reaction with tetanus serum.

Citation:  Episode 187 (S08E18)

longshotsblues.files.wordpress.com

/Coincidentally, I'm about 99% sure that image is from the same episode
//"A man's horse was his best friend--where do people get off turning them into porkchops?"
 
2013-02-25 04:36:46 PM

Trocadero: Several members of the Mexican National Soccer team tested positive for banned stuff, and they successfully appealed that they were given "tainted meat."


Maybe they should have eaten some...

2.bp.blogspot.com

...chicharitos.

YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH...!!!
 
2013-02-25 04:38:44 PM
Mind yo, My sister once bit a hörse at Ikea.
 
2013-02-25 04:39:13 PM
I've been through the desert  with a horse and Lo-mein.
 
2013-02-25 04:40:41 PM

uncleacid: I've been through the desert  with a horse and Lo-mein.


It felt good to eat out of the rein.
 
2013-02-25 04:41:31 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?


Did Zuckerberg ever get back to you?
 
2013-02-25 04:41:38 PM
I recently had their meatballs, so I'm... Actually kinda apathetic.

I've eaten at buffets in Mexico, where I'm pretty sure I had something like 5-7 different animals, only some of which would be considered "politically correct".
 
2013-02-25 04:41:52 PM
Um, don't you go there expecting norse meat?  Oh, wait...
 
2013-02-25 04:43:21 PM
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2013-02-25 04:43:52 PM

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


I wouldn't care if the seller KNEW there was horse meat in the food.  The point is not the kind of meat that is in there, it's that if they don't know that there is horse in the meat, what else don't they know about it?  It shows extremely poor quality control.
 
2013-02-25 04:43:57 PM
At least it wasn't broken glass, which seems to be popping up in a lot of foods lately.
 
2013-02-25 04:44:25 PM

elchupacabra: I recently had their meatballs, so I'm... Actually kinda apathetic.

I've eaten at buffets in Mexico, where I'm pretty sure I had something like 5-7 different animals, only some of which would be considered "politically correct".


Animals can't vote, silly!
 
2013-02-25 04:44:49 PM
IKEA is going to be a place to take dates with all these fancy cuisine upgrades.
 
2013-02-25 04:45:16 PM
By the way: where are all the Libertarians at? Show of hands for the "less government sticking their noses into businesses", amirite guys?
 
2013-02-25 04:45:22 PM
Then again, that's IKEA-US meatballs that I had, so no worries, Wilbur.
 
2013-02-25 04:45:50 PM
How could there even be that much horse meat on the market? I mean considering the massive scale of the beef industry, cattle must outnumber horses 10,000:1.

I've always said that I'm 99.99% sure I've eaten human at some point in my lifetime. Think about it. What better way to dispose of a body.
 
2013-02-25 04:46:05 PM

exparrot: Mind yo, My sister once bit a hörse at Ikea.


Ikea meatballs can be nasti.
 
2013-02-25 04:47:30 PM
They didn't charge extra?  Why the recall?
 
2013-02-25 04:48:59 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.


Sounds like fraud to me.
 
2013-02-25 04:51:21 PM
Horse meat is a lot more expensive than regular beef meat. There is no horse meat scandal unless you hate good meat.
 
2013-02-25 04:52:01 PM

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

I wouldn't care if the seller KNEW there was horse meat in the food.  The point is not the kind of meat that is in there, it's that if they don't know that there is horse in the meat, what else don't they know about it?  It shows extremely poor quality control.


there is a test for bute, and some horses tested positive and still got through...
 
2013-02-25 04:52:33 PM
Look at my horse, my horse is amazing. Give it a lick!
It tastes just like lingonberries.
 
2013-02-25 04:52:35 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.


Ditto.  Horsemeat is yummy.
 
2013-02-25 04:54:17 PM

Avenger: Horse meat is a lot more expensive than regular beef meat. There is no horse meat scandal unless you hate good meat.


cheap horse meat is not fit for human consumption.  Do you need a map?
 
2013-02-25 04:54:52 PM

Trashy: So was the Horse meat spoiled or something? I'm not seeing the issue.


The real issue is that nobody knows where the horse meat is coming from. It is unlikely to be from horses farmed for human consumption as they are expensive. If its from horses bred and trained for racing that were  either 'retired' or didn't make the big leagues then they would have almost certainly been given drugs that are not permitted in meat for human consumption. Other sources could be recreational riding horses that get old, or sick, and instead of being buried are being made into burgers - potentially meaning some of the meat could be from animals that were dying of some illness or another. If the horses are being slaughtered un officially then there are also issues about what cuts are making it into the meat on the shelf or how sanitary the slaughter and butchering conditions are. As this has all been done under wraps and hidden from regulators I wouldn't bet the farm on industry best practice being used.

The issue that lots of people are getting upset about is that due to so arbitrary customs they view horses very differently to cows or deer and attach a strong emotional response to animals they have never even met.
 
2013-02-25 04:54:56 PM

Kibbler: Lollipop165: 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.

...so it's OK?  What is the point?

If you choose to eat rat parts, then, well, I think it's pretty weird, and gross, and probably dangerous, but it's your choice.  If you know that's what you're getting.

Jackpot777:
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.

*speechless*

why be speechless? are you left without a valid argument, because he's correct?
 
2013-02-25 04:55:41 PM

neversummer: How could there even be that much horse meat on the market? I mean considering the massive scale of the beef industry, cattle must outnumber horses 10,000:1.

I've always said that I'm 99.99% sure I've eaten human at some point in my lifetime. Think about it. What better way to dispose of a body.


farm4.static.flickr.com

has absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
 
2013-02-25 04:55:53 PM
This is odd, because I always figured Ikea held the highest standards when it came to quality food preparation and furniture craftsmanship. Colour me shocked.
 
2013-02-25 04:56:32 PM
i heard that aside from the hormones/drugs issue, another big issue was the cost difference between horse and beef meant someone in the chain was getting severely cheated financially
 
2013-02-25 04:58:43 PM
Get these guys on it:

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2013-02-25 04:58:48 PM
ikea ceo:We bought all these horses to make glue for our furniture, and we've got all these parts left over!  What are we going to do!?

*nervous hush takes over the boardroom*

up and coming manager:We could use the meat in our meatballs?

CEO:GIVE THIS MAN A RAISE!
 
2013-02-25 05:01:46 PM
If it hadn't been for that horse I would have never spent that day in Ikea.
 
2013-02-25 05:03:10 PM

buttery_shame_cave: why be speechless? are you left without a valid argument, because he's correct?


It's about the integrity of the global food chain.

Not about whether horse meat is an acceptable filler.
 
2013-02-25 05:03:48 PM
This is what I was served recently at the Atlanta IKEA when I ordered breakfast there (notice the box of Dryck Fläder on the left).

If they can't even get basic scrambled eggs right (srsly -- WTF are those?), what chance is there that they will get the meat right?

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2013-02-25 05:05:57 PM

fyrewede: This is what I was served recently at the Atlanta IKEA when I ordered breakfast there (notice the box of Dryck Fläder on the left).

If they can't even get basic scrambled eggs right (srsly -- WTF are those?), what chance is there that they will get the meat right?

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That looks more like Swiss cheese than eggs.
 
2013-02-25 05:06:16 PM

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Trashy: So was the Horse meat spoiled or something? I'm not seeing the issue.

The real issue is that nobody knows where the horse meat is coming from. It is unlikely to be from horses farmed for human consumption as they are expensive. If its from horses bred and trained for racing that were  either 'retired' or didn't make the big leagues then they would have almost certainly been given drugs that are not permitted in meat for human consumption. Other sources could be recreational riding horses that get old, or sick, and instead of being buried are being made into burgers - potentially meaning some of the meat could be from animals that were dying of some illness or another. If the horses are being slaughtered un officially then there are also issues about what cuts are making it into the meat on the shelf or how sanitary the slaughter and butchering conditions are. As this has all been done under wraps and hidden from regulators I wouldn't bet the farm on industry best practice being used.

The issue that lots of people are getting upset about is that due to so arbitrary customs they view horses very differently to cows or deer and attach a strong emotional response to animals they have never even met.


Well put.  This is so obvious it's hard to believe anyone doesn't understand the issue, but it bears repeating for the mouthbreathers who can't be bothered to think for themselves.

/b-b-b-b-b-but Horsemeat!
 
2013-02-25 05:06:46 PM

bungle_jr: i heard that aside from the hormones/drugs issue, another big issue was the cost difference between horse and beef meant someone in the chain was getting severely cheated financially.


Horses grown for food are legal in many parts of the world. Some dead horses are worth good money as food. Others are not to be sold as food due to the aforementioned drugs issue. My guess is that someone had a bunch of dead unsellable horse meat and turned that liability into an asset. The people who did this did it to make money not lose money.
 
2013-02-25 05:08:04 PM

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

Has an opinion here.

This opinion?

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*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-02-25 05:09:18 PM

akya: ikea ceo:We bought all these horses to make glue for our furniture, and we've got all these parts left over!  What are we going to do!?

*nervous hush takes over the boardroom*

up and coming manager:We could use the meat in our meatballs?

CEO:GIVE THIS MAN A RAISE!


Agrees.

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/ Needs more horse, Carl.
 
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