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(TwinCities.com)   British supermarket chain Asda says it is recalling all corned beef from its budget range after traces of a veterinary drug were found in some batches   (twincities.com) divider line 51
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2013-04-09 08:59:47 PM  
At first I thought that said "in some biatches" gave me pause on what they had to do with corned beef....
 
2013-04-09 09:00:31 PM  
Batches, please.
 
2013-04-09 09:00:59 PM  
So you're a vetren, a combat medic?
 
2013-04-09 09:03:21 PM  
Wait... you mean that's considered a  bad thing in some countries?
 
2013-04-09 09:04:03 PM  
So the carne asda is no good then?
 
2013-04-09 09:04:10 PM  
Wow, that's ruff.
 
2013-04-09 09:05:18 PM  
The Food Standards Agency says "very low levels" of a painkiller called phenylbutazone, known as "bute," were detected in the products.

Does anyone know how to free base corned beef? Can you just inject it in to your eyeballs?
 
2013-04-09 09:06:51 PM  
Just say nay to corned beef
 
2013-04-09 09:07:33 PM  
Painkillers. Making English food edible since 2013
 
2013-04-09 09:10:26 PM  
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-09 09:14:28 PM  
asda = walmart, fyi
 
2013-04-09 09:14:40 PM  
This is what happens in a nanny state, I can't get my veterinary pain killers in my beef. If England were a real country, they would let the market work this out.
 
2013-04-09 09:18:29 PM  
Asda Mouth?
 
2013-04-09 09:21:54 PM  
Wait, so you can get medicine for cheap? They should send these cans over here to the US.
 
2013-04-09 09:24:27 PM  
In other news, "budget" processed food products may not be exactly as advertised. Film at 11.
 
2013-04-09 09:24:39 PM  
And the drug was...bute! The stuff they pump racehorses full of. I would think you could charge more for corned "beef" if you advertised that it included champion thoroughbred meat.
 
2013-04-09 09:27:11 PM  
Asda has da Asbo.
 
2013-04-09 09:27:53 PM  

mbillips: And the drug was...bute! The stuff they pump racehorses full of. I would think you could charge more for corned "beef" if you advertised that it included champion thoroughbred meat.


Shergar?

/too soon?
 
2013-04-09 09:33:10 PM  

Pribar: At first I thought that said "in some biatches" gave me pause on what they had to do with corned beef....


Well, it is used to treat pain in dogs as well as horses.
 
2013-04-09 09:36:05 PM  

czetie: mbillips: And the drug was...bute! The stuff they pump racehorses full of. I would think you could charge more for corned "beef" if you advertised that it included champion thoroughbred meat.

Shergar?

/too soon?


Breakfast of champions
 
2013-04-09 09:44:00 PM  
mmmmm budget range corned beef
 
2013-04-09 09:44:56 PM  
Thank you for reminding me I need to make a brine tonight.
 
2013-04-09 09:46:35 PM  
Plebians of the world, you are free to eat our processed, poisoned tripe, or starve
 
2013-04-09 09:51:15 PM  
sounds like they have 99 problems....

puts on sunglasses

but a batch aint one...

YYYEEEAAAAHHH!!!!
 
2013-04-09 09:54:42 PM  
Phenylbutazone?  I am disappoint.  Watching random Brits on Ketamine having an out of body experience would be enough comedy to satisfy the world for decades.
 
2013-04-09 09:57:28 PM  
They should pass some sort of laws regulating the raising, slaughtering, and packaging of food so this never happens.
 
2013-04-09 09:58:32 PM  
Budget corned beef doesn't sound very edible regardless of adulteration.
 
2013-04-09 09:59:48 PM  

bungle_jr: asda = walmart, fyi


I will take you & I will punch you until your lies are gone.

WM bought out Asda, but the chain retains original management and policy. Regarding FSA standards and all levels of commerce governed by the TSA. Their stores are renowned for high pay and good benefits. They won't take you off the streets, you need to temp in with an agency before they'll even consider taking you on. Or as was 3.4 years back before I moved. I had college-age friends, and I've worked for them in the past. Don't you dare, don't you ever dare compare your merciless monster to our somewhat-rich somewhat-moneygrubbing uncle.
 
2013-04-09 10:01:27 PM  
www.film.com
 
2013-04-09 10:02:26 PM  
Meanwhile, thousands of hot beef injections are in progress across the land this night.
 
2013-04-09 10:04:38 PM  
 
2013-04-09 10:07:38 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: The Food Standards Agency says "very low levels" of a painkiller called phenylbutazone, known as "bute," were detected in the products.

Does anyone know how to free base corned beef? Can you just inject it in to your eyeballs?


Sure but the most common method is to boil it down until it's concentrated enough to shoot up. Also, the warmer it is in the syringe, the better the effect.

Ask your mom, she knows all about getting the most out of a hot beef injection.
 
2013-04-09 10:08:01 PM  
These painkiller addicted cows are becoming a scourge on society.

Fortunately, Dr. Phil is not only a licensed TV doctor, he's also pretty good at talking to cows.

/On an all new Dr. Phil . . .
 
2013-04-09 10:15:35 PM  

detritus: Phenylbutazone?  I am disappoint.  Watching random Brits on Ketamine having an out of body experience would be enough comedy to satisfy the world for decades.


You mean that's NOT the Benny Hill show?
 
2013-04-09 10:24:40 PM  
Well, there goes my weekend.
 
2013-04-09 10:30:18 PM  

eatin' fetus: Harry Freakstorm: The Food Standards Agency says "very low levels" of a painkiller called phenylbutazone, known as "bute," were detected in the products.

Does anyone know how to free base corned beef? Can you just inject it in to your eyeballs?

Sure but the most common method is to boil it down until it's concentrated enough to shoot up. Also, the warmer it is in the syringe, the better the effect.

Ask your mom, she knows all about getting the most out of a hot beef injection.


Nice.  That was full of win.
 
2013-04-09 10:51:46 PM  

Daedalus27: Just say nay neigh to corned beef


FTFY.  Seeing as the food was apparently contaminated with Bute, I'd start to seriously check to see if we have Yet Another Case Of Belmont Steak In The Ground Chuck. :D

For those unaware--Bute is a fairly common drug given to racehorses and dogs as an NSAID painkiller.  The concern about it showing up in the food supply (completely aside from the strong likelihood that the presence of Bute indicates the presence of Belmont steak in "beef") is that the drug is known to cause bone marrow shutdown in children including aplastic anemia (this is Bad).  This is, as a note, why Bute isn't approved for any use in humans in the US and only approved in the UK for palliative treatment of intractable ankylosing spondylitis (basically a genetic disease that presents as a particularly nasty inflammatory arthritis; Mick Mars (yes, as in Mötley Crüe's guitarist) is one of the more famous folks with the disease, and has already had to not only have hip replacements but literally has to get his back broken once a year to keep from becoming a complete invalid...one could argue he NEEDED the heroin in the 80s).
 
2013-04-09 11:08:00 PM  

snailbarf: mmmmm budget range corned beef


This makes me wonder about the corned beef hash in my cupboard. I mean, I eat it like twice a year, so I doubt even this kind of thing would hurt me... but man, I hate to suspect it at all. Mmmm.
 
2013-04-09 11:08:04 PM  
db2.stb.s-msn.com

/Yum.
 
2013-04-09 11:32:29 PM  

ladyfortuna: snailbarf: mmmmm budget range corned beef

This makes me wonder about the corned beef hash in my cupboard. I mean, I eat it like twice a year, so I doubt even this kind of thing would hurt me... but man, I hate to suspect it at all. Mmmm.


I'm sure anything in the US is... reasonably safe...

Personally, I usually only ever eat corned beef hash as a left over after St Patricks day... that is.. if any part of the Corned beef brisket has survived that is.
 
2013-04-09 11:43:58 PM  
Budget corned pony?
 
2013-04-10 12:02:29 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: ladyfortuna: snailbarf: mmmmm budget range corned beef

This makes me wonder about the corned beef hash in my cupboard. I mean, I eat it like twice a year, so I doubt even this kind of thing would hurt me... but man, I hate to suspect it at all. Mmmm.

I'm sure anything in the US is... reasonably safe...


I'm not.

Personally, I usually only ever eat corned beef hash as a left over after St Patricks day... that is.. if any part of the Corned beef brisket has survived that is.

Yeaaaah this is the canned stuff, nothing fancy. Just sometimes I wake up and want it for breakfast on a weekend, usually with eggs. Reminds me of the old family camping trips.
 
2013-04-10 12:02:48 AM  

Great Porn Dragon: Daedalus27: Just say nay neigh to corned beef

FTFY.  Seeing as the food was apparently contaminated with Bute, I'd start to seriously check to see if we have Yet Another Case Of Belmont Steak In The Ground Chuck. :D

For those unaware--Bute is a fairly common drug given to racehorses and dogs as an NSAID painkiller.  The concern about it showing up in the food supply (completely aside from the strong likelihood that the presence of Bute indicates the presence of Belmont steak in "beef") is that the drug is known to cause bone marrow shutdown in children including aplastic anemia (this is Bad).  This is, as a note, why Bute isn't approved for any use in humans in the US and only approved in the UK for palliative treatment of intractable ankylosing spondylitis (basically a genetic disease that presents as a particularly nasty inflammatory arthritis; Mick Mars (yes, as in Mötley Crüe's guitarist) is one of the more famous folks with the disease, and has already had to not only have hip replacements but literally has to get his back broken once a year to keep from becoming a complete invalid...one could argue he NEEDED the heroin in the 80s).


That was my thought exactly.  At least in the states bute is on the list of drugs that are illegal to give to food animals (even "pet" cows not destined for the dinner plate) under any circumstances but is commonly used in horses (since they're not SUPPOSED to be food animals).  The article seemed to indicate that the horsemeat and the bute were two separate cases of contamination but I'm wondering if they're just two symptoms of the same contamination.
 
2013-04-10 03:26:54 AM  
Whats with all the sudden foodstuffs revals this last year? Have the govz just now started testing stuff to find out what it is?
I feel like writing an angry tweet to a random local politician!
 
2013-04-10 03:32:17 AM  
I dont understand whats sick about administering medicine to animals you intend to eat... and it seems logical that you might find traces in its flesh afterwards.
 
2013-04-10 03:34:58 AM  

Alonjar: I dont understand whats sick about administering medicine to animals you intend to eat... and it seems logical that you might find traces in its flesh afterwards.


I didnt RTFA.  Sick indeed.
 
2013-04-10 03:43:38 AM  
If you really don't want free painkillers in your food, fine. And don't buy any pork bute.
 
2013-04-10 05:37:12 AM  

shArkh: bungle_jr: asda = walmart, fyi

I will take you & I will punch you until your lies are gone.

WM bought out Asda, but the chain retains original management and policy. Regarding FSA standards and all levels of commerce governed by the TSA. Their stores are renowned for high pay and good benefits. They won't take you off the streets, you need to temp in with an agency before they'll even consider taking you on. Or as was 3.4 years back before I moved. I had college-age friends, and I've worked for them in the past. Don't you dare, don't you ever dare compare your merciless monster to our somewhat-rich somewhat-moneygrubbing uncle.



You can white knight Asda if you want to but they have got very dodgy ever since Walmart took over. Take the fact they use lots of temp agency staff who get paid less than regular staff who do the same job, how they fire the temps after two months and two days so they can't be classes as employees under the law, how staff have to work beyond paid shifts to finish the job, trying to bribe people to leave a union etc etc.

All round not a nice place to work from the daughter of a colleague at work.
 
2013-04-10 08:58:17 AM  
looks like we are gonna have to do something....like making it illegal to test meat for these drugs.  this sort of thing can't continue.
 
2013-04-10 09:50:38 AM  

Norfolking Chance: shArkh: bungle_jr: asda = walmart, fyi

I will take you & I will punch you until your lies are gone.

WM bought out Asda, but the chain retains original management and policy. Regarding FSA standards and all levels of commerce governed by the TSA. Their stores are renowned for high pay and good benefits. They won't take you off the streets, you need to temp in with an agency before they'll even consider taking you on. Or as was 3.4 years back before I moved. I had college-age friends, and I've worked for them in the past. Don't you dare, don't you ever dare compare your merciless monster to our somewhat-rich somewhat-moneygrubbing uncle.


You can white knight Asda if you want to but they have got very dodgy ever since Walmart took over. Take the fact they use lots of temp agency staff who get paid less than regular staff who do the same job, how they fire the temps after two months and two days so they can't be classes as employees under the law, how staff have to work beyond paid shifts to finish the job, trying to bribe people to leave a union etc etc.

All round not a nice place to work from the daughter of a colleague at work.


Your colleagues daughter is full of BS. Asda starting wage is minimum wage so temps couldn't be paid less. Getting rid of temps before they qualify as permanent staff is something that all companies do, that's why they are temps. I know lots of people who work at Asda and they have never been made to work unpaid overtime. I've asked them this specifically because of the rep Walmart has in the US. And in my local Asda all the staff seem very happy and cheerful and even the store manager helps stock the shelves.
 
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