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Do you like eating beetles?

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RolloTheRed Report 8 Feb 2013 08:41

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Obviously moved to Belgium or Poland at some point.

fwiw horsemeat is quite tasty but needs a longer cook than beef. For yonks and yonks it was commonly added to budget food products on the continent and everybody knew that except, it seems, the Brits. Why "les rosbifs" have a religious objection to knowingly eating horse is unknown, any answers?

Before ww2 there were millions of horses in the UK. They all got old, tired and died. Money was short. Draw your own conclusions - butcher or some secret horse cemetery ?

The health problem is not horse as such but untraceable stuff which takes a coach and horses through the quality control methods established after the mad cow disaster. And that ain't no larfin' matter. Unless UKGov sorts out a proper scheme for adding horse meat there is going to be a big price increase in budget burgers etc etc. - unintended consequences. Road kill anyone ?

I myself have given up on owning horses. They are intelligent and loyal animals and when they get old it is all a bit much. Richard III was not the first to rate a horse above most anything. Far easier to use a rented animal though even then they soon get to know you.

Why do people buy ready meals? It is not as if lasagne for instance is a challenging recipe or takes very long to prepare. The ready versions are poor value compared to d-i-y.

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 8 Feb 2013 11:49

I think the point is that if something is labelled as a Beefburger the meat in it should be just beef otherwise it is a beef and horse burger.
Unless the ingredients are as stated on the packaging, the supplier is not acting according to EU stipulations.

( We actually prefer Lamb and mint burgers)

I know that most foods are sample tested before being allowed to be imported, perhaps the loophole used to allow this to have happened needs tightening up.

People who are in a hurry use ready meals, it is far quicker to take one out of the freezer & pop it into the microwave/oven/grill, unless you have the time to prepare & freeze your own.


RolloTheRed Report 8 Feb 2013 13:07

It isn't.

In the time taken to ferret around in the freezer, defrost and heat the wretched ready meal it is possible to dunk some spaghetti in boiling water and knock together a basic sauce with ground beef, herbs and tomato paste.

On top of that d-i-y is much more nutritious and comes without the many alarming extras of ready meals inc extra salt and sugar.

No wonder half the country is getting on for obese.