I think one of the main issues with the horsemeat was about the drugs wasn't it? Aside from the fact it was uncertified and therefore potentially diseased nag meat And of course the fact that it wasn't supposed to be horse in the first place.
I'd be up for a bit of horse, they should have simply labelled it honestly.
Yes exactly. But people kept spectacularly missing the point saying things like "I don't know what all the hysteria is about eating horse, they eat it in France/I had it on holiday/it's just meat". When in fact no one was being hysterical just about the fact it was horse meat.
Maybe I should ask MN for a 'smug vegetarian' emoticon after all...
Seriously am not smug about this, given many of the people I'm quite fond of are not vegetarians. But I have wondered why the FSA was getting away with the 'no danger to human health' claim when clearly there was a potential risk, given no-one knew how horsemeat had ended up in UK food for humans.
Hello all :-) When I was pregnant I didn't take ibuprofen, a common household painkiller, as my GP told me it would cross the placenta and should be avoided. 'Bute' or phenylbutazone is a much stronger painkiller of the same family of drugs (NSAIDs). How can there be a safe level for pregnant women and babies no matter how minute the traces found?
PS I just sent this question to the Food Standards Authority on Twitter and intended to add #mumsnet, but I put #netmums instead blush Do forgive me!(I'm @elfiem )