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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:21 pm    Post subject: Horse Meat Scandal Reply with quote

People and families who are on a low budget seem to be buying these cheap products which are involved with the Horse Meat scandal.

A quid Lasagne's, Mince and Burgers etc, seem to be the ones which have been taken off the supermarket shelves. Should we start buying expensive meat products to be sure we are getting what we are paying for?

Also people are selling Lasagne's on E-Ebay now.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, have you been having lessons at the Anna Soubry school of tact and diplomacy?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now there's horse in Tesco Spaghetti Bolegneighs. We're still a long way from the final furlong in this scandle. MP Tom Watson ( the man who has done wonders for chunky eyewear) is on the case, keeping us informed on twitter.

I've just come back from Waitrose where I've spent ages buying stuff with no meat of any kind in it. I'm really close to just saying , that's it ... we're going veggie... well, apart from bacon obviously, we couldn't get through a weekend without sandwiches made from a freshly baked loaf stuffed full of crispy rare breed organic bacon.
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Angela W



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2Icon wrote:
Now there's horse in Tesco Spaghetti Bolegneighs. We're still a long way from the final furlong in this scandle. MP Tom Watson ( the man who has done wonders for chunky eyewear) is on the case, keeping us informed on twitter.

I've just come back from Waitrose where I've spent ages buying stuff with no meat of any kind in it. I'm really close to just saying , that's it ... we're going veggie... well, apart from bacon obviously, we couldn't get through a weekend without sandwiches made from a freshly baked loaf stuffed full of crispy rare breed organic bacon.


According to a delivery driver the two best places for food safety are Waitrose and Morrisons. In an article I saw at the weekend he said these were the most careful with what they accepted as a delivery and he said Morrisons were the only place that actually turned things away. He said that all drivers hated going there because their checks took so long!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Angela W"]
R2Icon wrote:
According to a delivery driver the two best places for food safety are Waitrose and Morrisons.

That's good news for me as I have both of those nearby. I use Waitrose for almost everything and Morrisons for emergencies only as they have free parking.

The only processed meats I buy are the frozen WeightWatchers Beef Hotpots which lurk in the freezer for several weeks ready for when I arrive home after a long countryside walk and can't be bothered to cook from scratch.

However I do buy the Waitrose diced stewing beef and 5% fat minced beef which in theory could be horse I suppose but I have faith in Waitrose and their labelling.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's good to know about Morrison's as I go there every now and then as there are some of their own brands I like, and their meat always has been good. I wonder how Marks and Spencer will fare in all of this. I've not heard anything about their produce.

As for mince I buy what is labeled 'Scotch beef' from Cost Co in 2 kg packs and split then freeze.

I wonder if we will see a return to 'cooking from scratch' after this? I must admit I've become a bit lazy Sad

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just been to Scats for some bits and bobs: on their food counter they have what must be the most unfortunately named joint of beef for sale... Horseshoe Brisket. I said to the girl at the counter, good luck selling that this week.....what do you mean she asked, so I explained, given the news about horsemeat, do you think it's a good idea to call bits of beef after part of a horse. OMG! She yelled, then called several others to come and look.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent some time going through my freezer looking for suspect items and I left quite a number on the work surface top and when my son came in he asked why they were there and I said 'They're Off'

That's odd he replied - I don't ever recall them being under starters orders Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if Wetherspoons or Hungry Horse pubs will be next in this story.

Both those chains became notorious for serving Zebu steaks, and maybe they still do?

Wiki: In August 2007, a study by ITV television show Undercover Mothers found that a third of steaks served in Hungry Horse and two thirds served in Wetherspoon public houses in the United Kingdom were from Zebu or Zebu cross-breeds, as indicated by the presence of Zebu DNA markers in the meat.


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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm hearing on the news about Ikea withdrawing a batch of meatballs because traces of horsemeat have been found in a batch made in Sweden.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21569645

Ikea???..I thought that was a furniture store... Smile
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Shaky Fan



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparantly the meatballs sold in the Ikea cafes are to die for! (especially if you're a horse it would seem... Laughing )
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