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Beaaware Mon 25-Feb-13 11:36:23

Can it get any worse, now Ikea's meatballs contain horsemeat.

Shocking, what level of toxic horse drugs could be in these meatballs?

AlisonMoyet Mon 25-Feb-13 11:37:40

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bruxeur Mon 25-Feb-13 11:39:17


*clutches bridle

Littleerin113 Mon 25-Feb-13 11:39:28

Wow they are still yummy!!

girlylala0807 Mon 25-Feb-13 11:40:05

Is it so wrong that I dont care about this.

Twistynickers Mon 25-Feb-13 11:43:50

But very impressed that Beeaware has found a different topic to post about.

Animation Mon 25-Feb-13 11:46:47

Poor ponies sad

But maybe horsemeat is the key to why they are so good - and they ARE good!

AlisonMoyet Mon 25-Feb-13 11:47:07

poor ponies?!!

never mind the baby cows wink

GlaikitFizzog Mon 25-Feb-13 11:47:38

It's the Czech food standard agency people that have detected this, so we have no idea if there is horse meat in The meatballs sold here. So until the fsa say they have detected it here I'll still be making my ikea pilgrimage for meatballs regularly!

If anything comes out of this scandal, I hope it changes attitudes to eating horse in this country. Might not be for everyone, but its not as horrific as the media are making out.

Catsdontcare Mon 25-Feb-13 11:47:51

Well at least it reduces the chance of catching mad cows disease eh?

LoopDeLoops Mon 25-Feb-13 11:48:58

Right, that's enough. 3 posts on this? Do you own Argos or something?

GlaikitFizzog Mon 25-Feb-13 11:51:04

Do Argos do horse free meatballs??

forevergreek Mon 25-Feb-13 11:53:11

Of course they do, that's why they are beyond cheap

PessaryPam Mon 25-Feb-13 11:53:18

Bute is actually carcinogenic, that's the real problem of horse being in the human food chain.

Iggly Mon 25-Feb-13 11:54:20

That will be why they're so nice.

Seabright Mon 25-Feb-13 11:57:15

Horse is yummy. So there. I eat it in France & Belgium & would happily buy it in the UK, when I am there, if I could.

And lambs are way cuter than horses anyway, and we eat lots of them.

badtasteflump Mon 25-Feb-13 11:58:51

AIBU to feel really smug that I don't eat meat? I eat fish but am assuming I would notice if horse was smuggled into my fishfingers grin

BreadForMyBREADGUN Mon 25-Feb-13 12:01:10

It's in the Czech republic, not here

I want to go to Ikea for lunch now.

GlaikitFizzog Mon 25-Feb-13 12:01:25

You do know that the found fish fingers to contains actual fingers though badtasteflump? Nothing is safe unless you rear, grow, slaughter and harvest it all yourself!

EstherRancid Mon 25-Feb-13 12:01:57

me too flump wink

BreadForMyBREADGUN Mon 25-Feb-13 12:03:03

Or is it that they've been discovered by Czech inspectors



BadRoly Mon 25-Feb-13 12:04:38

I didn't think they'd found bute yet in any of the samples in the UK?

PessaryPam Mon 25-Feb-13 12:09:24

Often when a horse is on it's way out the owners use bute to make it as comfortable as possible. These carcasses should never get into the food chain. As horses are supposed to have these passports it should never happen. Now we see that in fact the whole system is an omnishambles what faith would you have that this has not happened. I am firmly in zero camp here.

Delayingtactic Mon 25-Feb-13 12:12:21

I am desperate for some IKEA meatballs now. Damn you OP!

Animation Mon 25-Feb-13 12:16:26

Delayingtactic - How many would you like?

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