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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).

gaelicsheep Fri 25-Jan-13 19:30:43

I'm astounded how many people who eat meat with abandon turn their noses up at the idea of eating the rest. The still killed you know. I for one would rather eat the cheap bits of an animal that has lived and died well than the more expensive bits of one that hasn't. Shame so many people are hypocrites.

photographerlady Fri 25-Jan-13 19:33:02

See a butcher used the whole animal. I have no problem with the offering of drippings, kidneys, organs etc. I do have a problem of cheap meat and byproduct being used coming from unknown and poorly regulated sources (please do remember it was not disclosed where that horse came from I am sure mystery cow meat is in monitored too). I think it's unacceptable to allow this type of budget burger anywhere.

Be thankfully you aren't in the states where there is constant scandal for having feces in the meat from not allowing the meat plant to clean out the guts properly and illegal immigrant workers dying on the job. This happens constantly at the main meat staughter houses providing cheap burgers (both budget and fast food).

gaelicsheep Fri 25-Jan-13 19:36:41

Notwithstanding that, clearly in this case I was being naive and it turns out that the burgers probably contained bits of god knows what animals that had certainly not lived or died well. But the fact the burgers were economy does NOT mean this is OK when I was led to believe otherwise.

gaelicsheep Fri 25-Jan-13 19:43:40

X posted. See I'm not understanding your point. The label stated the burgers contained Irish beef, that's why I bought them. I feel exactly the same as you about budget burgers but by buying these ones I did not sign up to that. In your first post you implied that people like me deserve what they got, is that what you meant? I would like to be able to buy a budget product that uses the yucky bits of a high welfare animal without any unwanted and unlabelled extras. That should be possible, but Iknow now from a supermarket it is not.

gaelicsheep Fri 25-Jan-13 19:46:43

And yes I did know this would be arseholes and eyelids from Irish cows, not prime steak mince.

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