OMG - have you seen the news about the pre-made tesco's burgers

(16 Posts)
mrslaughan Tue 15-Jan-13 22:23:30

Contain horse DNAshockhmm

GrimmaTheNome Tue 15-Jan-13 22:24:34

There's several other threads about it.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Tue 15-Jan-13 22:59:08

Eating horse doesn't bother me. Not knowing exactly what is in the food I eat does.

DolomitesDonkey Wed 16-Jan-13 07:56:54

Plus ca change.

It's always been this way. If you felt you were at risk from CJD in the 80's due to eating low-grade meat, you probably weren't due to the reasons above. grin

I wouldn't choose to eat it, but it wouldn't send me into hysterics if I'd eaten one of these burgers. I was hospitalized in France several years ago for 3 days, and the test before I was allowed out (after an extreme stomach bug and dehydration) was.....

horse steak, frites and veg followed by tarte tatin - only in France!

I nibbled a bit of each and then my friend finished the rest and I was free to go.

Callisto Wed 16-Jan-13 12:50:38

I think anyone that eats cheap burgers is barmy, the crap that goes into them worries me far more than any potential equine dna. But like Saggy, I like to know what I'm eating so that I can make the choice. I don't eat certain fish due to over-fishing, I don't eat battery chicken and I don't eat anything other that British meat. Now, as far as I am aware, we don't have horses in the food chain in this country, so the horse meat must have come from the continent with all of the welfare issues that go with it.

I also don't want to eat a species (dog or horse, anything else is fair game) that I have spent so much of my life caring for and getting so much enjoyment from. It seems a betrayal to me, like eating my Dad when he keels over.

I agree, I wouldn't buy it if it were here - I buy all my meat from a local farm shop, and although I haven't done a price comparison and it probably does cost a bit more I'm prepared to do that so that I know what I'm eating.

mrslaughan Wed 16-Jan-13 14:31:19

I wouldn't choose to eat horse, but I am not morally offended by it...however I am sure these would have been advertised as beef and they weren't - all sorts of shoddy practices going on with them - I find it unbelievable that such a huge brand can not monitor their produce.

I also buy the majority of my meat from the butcher....

sugar4eva Thu 17-Jan-13 20:05:44

I am really shocked about this. And i have probably eaten one of these burgers without knowing, which makes me feel sick!! And my friend told me about it today as i was just eating a ham sandwich, not the best time to let me know... anyway, this whole thing has put me off meat for the time being, i just cant eat a peace of meat without thinking of it. But from now on i'm going to try and eat proper butcher meat, so i can be sure that it hasn't got horse meat in it!!!!!! urgghhh....i feel horrible, knowing i might have eaten horse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!xx shock

seeker Thu 17-Jan-13 20:10:44

But you're fine eating lovely little baa lambs, pretty little piggy wigs and moo cows?

If you're a carnivore ( and I am) then you're a carnivore.

Now the question of how Tesco appears to have not noticed what's going into their burgers is a more important one. Oh, and the horse appeqrs to have gone into "poor people's food".............

Mynewmoniker Thu 17-Jan-13 20:16:59

If you are worried about the burgers you aught to try the value meat-balls...they're the dog's b***ocks! grin

There was a pie chart in the paper showing what percentage of meat etc was in a burger - the bit that really worried me was the section that said "27% other"......

Don't care how cheap they are I wouldn't eat those products - I eat less, good quality meat and more veg, rather than cheap meat made up from god knows what. TBH horsemeat would be the least of my worries!

Mynewmoniker Fri 18-Jan-13 11:53:50

Horsemeat is lean meat and tasty. It's the not knowing it's in there that irks.

mrslaughan Fri 18-Jan-13 13:49:23

thanks for sharing blue champagne - it is a very good article.

Mynewmoniker Fri 18-Jan-13 18:41:35

Thanks BlueChampagne. A good fair article.

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