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Tesco beef burgers are 29% horse meat

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JoanByers Tue 15-Jan-13 21:13:20

It's hardly a surprise now is it. If you are going to eat beef burgers costing £2.52/kg, they clearly can't be made of beef - beef costs more than double that price.

Cheap processed meat is just disgusting. Ham made from meat slurry (most ham on sale in this country), reconstituted chicken from Thailand (I found this in a sandwich on sale in the Co-Op).

VivaLeBeaver Tue 15-Jan-13 21:21:33

I don't see why people who'd happily eat cows are up in arms about eating horses. An animal is an animal. If you're happy to eat one don't see why you're to happy to eat the lot.

TotallyEggFlipped Tue 15-Jan-13 21:22:38

No wonder they sate so good....

TotallyEggFlipped Tue 15-Jan-13 21:22:54

Taste. Not sate

Bubblegum78 Tue 15-Jan-13 21:26:17

Horse burgers are the norm in some some countries, it's only us that get sqeamish at the idea.

I quite like the look of the buffalo burger on Nigel Slater... mmmmmm

OkayHazel Tue 15-Jan-13 21:32:56

So? It's not like its a secret - its on the back of the packet. 'Beef'burger is only about as accurate as hamburger for content description. Any idiot should expect this.

If its good enough for the French. I personally love horse meat! Don't get me started on kangaroos... yum.

KoalaTale Tue 15-Jan-13 21:33:23

Sadly it's the short sightedness of our greedy society that people want meat to be dirt cheap. What do they expect for this price?! A humanely treated and slaughtered free range cow would produce WAY more expensive burgers. You get what you pay for mad cows disease from factory farming cheap meat

PeggyCarter Tue 15-Jan-13 21:44:53

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Saltycopporn Tue 15-Jan-13 21:52:39

I ate a horse only this morning

BarredfromhavingStella Tue 15-Jan-13 21:57:42

Horse meat is lovely and as said upthread a normal everyday thing to be eaten in other countries. Don't understand why people are so squeamish about it, you're either a meat eater or not.

Valpollicella Tue 15-Jan-13 22:01:18

Sorry Hazel...I can't see where on the ingredients it lists horse? confused Help me out here as genuinely want to know where smile

LuluMai Tue 15-Jan-13 22:02:50

Meh, as long as it's not human.

Mutt Tue 15-Jan-13 22:06:36

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Mutt Tue 15-Jan-13 22:09:07

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Beaverfeaver Tue 15-Jan-13 22:10:06

Chips fried in horse fat are the best.

GrimmaTheNome Tue 15-Jan-13 22:17:33

DH said he was once served horse tartare in Belgium as a delicacy. And he claims cat in China.

Apparently Koreans, who eat dog, are horrified that we eat fluffy bunny rabbits.

Funny old world.

Eliza22 Tue 15-Jan-13 22:22:14

The Belgians do it, all the time. So what?

cece Tue 15-Jan-13 22:25:06


EndoplasmicReticulum Tue 15-Jan-13 22:26:10

What Beaver said.

I eat cow. I'd eat horse. I've eaten fluffy bunny. I'm an equal opportunity meat eater.

Don't think I'd like dog though because they are a bit stinky.

Mutt Tue 15-Jan-13 22:27:47

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ApocalypseCheeseToastie Tue 15-Jan-13 22:28:19

so what ?? Lambs are cute, doesn't stop me stewing em !!

BluelightsAndSirens Tue 15-Jan-13 22:31:12

I eat cow. I'd eat horse. I've eaten fluffy bunny. I'm an equal opportunity meat eater. Arf grin

Fried wet dog wouldn't be nice IMO.

CarlingBlackMabel Tue 15-Jan-13 22:31:54

It isn't about the cutesyness of the beast in question.

It's the fact that if Tesco et al have no idea what is in the stuff on their shelves, they can't know if it's safe, and if they can't trust their suppliers (which this shows they can't) then what the hell else is in their products??

The manufacturers of the burgers claim they have never bought horse. So no-one knows where it came from, whether it is fit for human consumption, or what!

edam Tue 15-Jan-13 22:32:27

It'd be nice if the producers and retailers were honest about what was in their burgers, though. Calling them beefburgers is misleading. (I'm a veggie but I buy beefburgers for ds, who isn't - although I try to buy decent ones made of actual beef at a reasonable price.)

KhallDrogo Tue 15-Jan-13 22:35:40

I'm suprised horse meat is cheaper than cow meat

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