Originally posted by Silk
reply to post by mwood
Well said - this is my issue here. The major chains bought the meat in good faith. They will sue the suppliers, however thee is nothing
fundamentally wrong with the foodstuff itself.
I would be more worried about cases like the 1980s sale of wine knowingly containing Ethyl Glycol that blinds people than with an additive that
actually imparts flavour to an ordinarily bland substance.
Lot of but ifs being played out here - and guessing.
1) Horse meat costs more than steak - FACT - that's why I buy Donkey when I can get it.
2) There seems no real intent to deceive shown so far - this will come out in the inquiries to follow - if indeed there ever was one.
3) If you choose to deceive why add a product that has a higher intrinsic value than the base food in the first place - that's business madness?
There IS something fundamentally wrong, it wasnt what it was supposed to be!
If you buy a chicken pie, you expect it to contain chicken and, sometimes, you will expect other food stuffs to make up the remainder.
If, what is in your chicken pie, is not what it is being sold as, then the product has been mis sold.
Im not quite sure what people dont get about that, ANY product that is purchased in the UK MUST be correctly described and, obviously, horsemeat added
to meat products and the product NOT being labelled as containing said meat is incorrectly described.
I dont think there are hoardes of consumers vomitting into toilet basins at the thought that they MAY have eaten horsemeat, thats doing the consumer a
The beef ( exciuse the pun) is that people were not told and the products not correctly labelled.
If, as could be the case, this is all the result of organised crime, dont assume that they were that thick as to substitute more expensive horsemeat
If somebody can produce any data to demonstrate that wholesale horsemeat is more expensive than beef in Eastern Europe, then that would be a decent
I suspect that the cost of old, knackered nags is probably on a par, if not cheaper than healthy cattle at European animal auctions, maybe the dead
ones dont even go to glue factories anymore.....
I dont blame the Supermarket chains, this all looks to be going back to a point of origin ( Romania) and not accidental contamination either. Maybe
hosemeat really is cheaper over there.