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Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 18 Feb 2013 23:10

Sorry to go off topic.

A quick question for El_Tigre with shop bought rabbits do you still need to soak them overnight in salt water?


GlasgowLass Report 18 Feb 2013 23:08

I made a lasagne last week using beef mince.
Offering some to my daughter's boyfriend, he wanted to know if it was made by Findus.
My daughter informed him that her mum had made it fresh from scratch.

Quick as a flash, my youngest piped up.... "Oh Mum! not Scratch, he was my favourite horse"

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 18 Feb 2013 23:01

"No risk to public health" was the declaration, so what was the actual "contamination?
Take your pick.

Contaminated ...
To make impure or unclean by contact or mixture.
Rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution;
polluted, dirtied, poisoned, infected, stained, corrupted, tainted, sullied, defiled, soiled, adulterated


Wend Report 18 Feb 2013 23:01

Neigh, you're wrong Mr. M. - hand me a few sugar cubes please :-D


Kay???? Report 18 Feb 2013 23:01

never mind Beef,,,,,,,,,,plumped up and all sorts go into massed produced frozen chickens and chicken fillets,,,,,,,glad I dont like it,,,,,, :-D


MR_MAGOO Report 18 Feb 2013 22:45

Too late've had some already..... :-S

Your post Wend reminds me of some of the women that are "pumped full of enhancing agents".....thankfully not slaughted for consumption.


LaGooner Report 18 Feb 2013 22:41

I dread to think what kebab meat is :-P :-P. I have a friend who reckons it is made from old leather gloves :-D.

no shortage of quality meat here as we have 2 Butchers in the family :-D


Wend Report 18 Feb 2013 22:35

Old horses, past their best, pumped full of 'enhancing agents' to make the resultant meat more tasty/edible after they have been slaughtered and then put on the market for human consumption?

No thanks :-|


Kay???? Report 18 Feb 2013 22:29

Of course its classed as contaminated.....

as this product has not been passed for human consumption ....its an un-labled ingredient that the consumer is unaware of.......

so an ingredient thats passed all stringent tests is mixed with something that hasnt,,,,,,,the safer of the two has been contaminated.


Bobtanian Report 18 Feb 2013 22:28

LOL, Elaine

I wonder what was the Donor, for your Grotty Donner?


maggiewinchester Report 18 Feb 2013 22:27

...I couldn't find a breast of lamb for love nor money at the weekend - and there's usually a couple hanging around (too fatty for a lot of people)


LaGooner Report 18 Feb 2013 22:11

I'd eat horse rather than a grotty Donor kebab anyday :-D

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 18 Feb 2013 22:09

What sensationalism by the media yet again... "Contaminated" with what! Horse meat? this is not a contamination, its an additive,
(Contamination sounds so much more newsworthy though, does it not).
What a load of BS. those products were no more "contaminated" than your lowly Donor kebab meat .


Muffyxx Report 18 Feb 2013 21:42

I'd love to buy farm shop meat........but it's way out of my price range.

I am already using different cuts of meat to cut costs..pig cheeks for example are blinky lovely in a stew.....I get them from Morrisons....and i'd NEVER have tried them before lol

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 18 Feb 2013 21:39

I reckon there ought to be more Rabbit farming done in this country.
Far more healthier meat than Beef or Pork and Chicken etc..

And they are more prolific breeders, and still cheaper than the other aforementioned animals.

The last one I had (christmas time) freshly killed and prepared, ready for cooking £3. :-D


FootieAngel Report 18 Feb 2013 20:16

I am a bit worried that if we want fresh beef its going to go up. Apparently, there has been a rise in fresh produce due to the "horsemeat" fiasco. Not that anyone should be surprised really as its common sense. So what they are saying is if we don't want to buy readily prepared meals, which may or may not be contaminated and which will need to undergo various expensive tests to say they are contaminated, but not harmful to humans - someone has to pay so lets put beef up. Is this right? or will people stop buying beef altogether and buy cheaper meats. They say its best to buy organic or locally sourced meat but these are already beyond some of our budgets.