posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 04:53 AM
These products have been sold and bought as BEEF products. I don't have a problem with having a variety of meat being made available. Horse meat, and
other kinds of meat too, are safe for human consumption provided they do not contain medicines/drugs, chemicals, heavy metals etc and if the history
of the animal can be confirmed.
The problem here is that the suppliers have been using horse meat as a filler to maximise profits and the supermarkets have not been checking what
they are selling to their customers. The problem is that the suppliers/supermarkets have not been honest about the contents of the food and it has not
been labelled properly. If they labelled the foods as containing horsemeat, then I don't believe there is a problem - people will buy it if they want
to. Surely this breaks trade description laws, so we should be expecting some kind of legal action/consequence for whoever is found responsible for
The other worry I have is about what else suppliers are adding to our food that we don't know about because they don't tell us - and they clearly do
as this scandal shows. Any fillers should be clearly labelled and then we can make up our own minds whether or not to eat it - and we wonder why there
is a growing problem of obesity with all this c*&p being added to our food?
What are food fillers?
I choose not to eat package/processed meals precisly for this reason and avoid the value products altogether because I wonder how they make them so
cheap (and we know now don't we, even though we probably knew all along) I tend to buy the minced beef and make my own lasanges, chillis and shepherd
pies which is no hassle. I know what's in them and I can control how much salt/fat/sugar they contain and can add extra vegetables to make it even
tastier and healther.
When I go shopping and I buy beef mince from a supermarket, that's what it should be - minced beef. How I can make healthy decisions about food when I
can't trust what I am buying?
They used to do this in Victorian times to bulk out food and make more profit. Have we ever left those times?
More examples of this:
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