A total of 27 products were analysed, with 10 of them containing horse DNA and 23 containing pig DNA. 'Unacceptable' Horsemeat accounted for approximately 29% of the meat content in one sample from Tesco. In addition, 31 beef meal products, including cottage pie, beef curry pie and lasagne, were analysed, of which 21 tested positive for pig DNA.
Horsemeat is actually pretty healthy to eat, if you can get past the image of a filly's kind, soulful eyes looking at you. The meat is lean, finely textured, slightly sweet, rich in protein, and tender. Even better, horses are immune to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease). A large majority of the 65,000 horses that are slaughtered each year in the United States are shipped to Japan, Europe, and Quebec for consumption by consumers. Montreal is particularly fond of horsemeat, and butchers that specialize in it have become increasingly busy in recent years because of the spread of mad cow disease. In Quebec and European countries, only horse butchers can sell horsemeat, and it is sold in the form of minced meat, sausages, steaks, and brochettes.
Horsemeat found in beef burgers on sale in UK and Ireland
Originally posted by mcdgray129
This is pretty #ed up. what next Dogs and Cat meat in our burgers and stuff??.
Originally posted by LadyTrick
Muslims will be pretty outraged about the pig more than the horse. It's very wrong, who know maybe we've eaten human meat without realising. all very Sweeny todd.
Maybe there's some very clever cows out there abducting horses and painting them black and white.
Originally posted by BMorris
The preparation and/or consumption of horsemeat is illegal in the UK. Its the ONLY country in europe where its illegal. Other countries might choose not to process and consume it, but only the UK has made it illegal.
Why is it illegal? Horses for some reason are classified as "Pets" in the UK, seems to be the only reason.
Personally, having tried horsemeat in other countries, I can say its far superior in texture and flavour, to beef. They were doing you a favour really.
Originally posted by TFCJay
Wonder what the royals eat?
Originally posted by smurfy
there is multi processing going on in ready meals, and that the sources can be from anywhere.