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Cliphead
23rd February 2013, 20:34
It wasn't cheap when I was eating it in Europe however;

Germany's development minister has suggested food tainted with horsemeat should be distributed to the poor.

Linky (Germany's development minister has suggested food tainted with horsemeat should be distributed to the poor.)

I've never eaten cheap, frozen processed 'food' but if I had to...

Would I? Depends on how hungry you are I suppose.

EternalOptimist
23rd February 2013, 21:08
It wasn't cheap when I was eating it in Europe however;

Germany's development minister has suggested food tainted with horsemeat should be distributed to the poor.

Linky (Germany's development minister has suggested food tainted with horsemeat should be distributed to the poor.)

I've never eaten cheap, frozen processed 'food' but if I had to...

Would I? Depends on how hungry you are I suppose.

I am so old, that I remember a horse drawn ran 'n bone man, horse drawn coal wagon and a horse drawn beer drey cart. My uncle, Billy, used to drive the milk float.
So , it seems a bit wrong to eat them, after all, he was my uncle. But the horses looked tastey



:rolleyes:

Sysman
24th February 2013, 17:56
There's nowt wrong with a bit of horsemeat, provided it doesn't come from a dodgy source.

And no, it's not cheap in Europe, and commands up-market prices.

"Let them eat cake horse."

KentPhilip
24th February 2013, 18:50
There's nowt wrong with a bit of horsemeat, provided it doesn't come from a dodgy source.



What if it comes with some dodgy sauce?

centurian
24th February 2013, 20:11
Let them eat horsemeat...

... on the basis they've been eating it for a while anyway and not complained so far :D

formant
25th February 2013, 08:44
When I first read that headline I thought they'd made the (somewhat sensible) suggestion to start officially producing a budget horsemeat product range targeting those customers with less disposable cash to spend on premium meats.

Unfortunately that's not at all what they're proposing. Suggesting that poor people should consume the product of a seriously dodgy supply chain, where we still can't properly assess the origin or quality implications of the contamination, is pretty sick.

d000hg
25th February 2013, 08:54
It wasn't cheap when I was eating it in Europe however;

Germany's development minister has suggested food tainted with horsemeat should be distributed to the poor.

Linky (Germany's development minister has suggested food tainted with horsemeat should be distributed to the poor.)

I've never eaten cheap, frozen processed 'food' but if I had to...

Would I? Depends on how hungry you are I suppose.I like how the politicians are debating if the poor should be given the food or if it's an affront to their humanity, without simply asking them.

If you were genuinely poor you'd bite their hands off at the offer.

d000hg
25th February 2013, 08:55
Unfortunately that's not at all what they're proposing. Suggesting that poor people should consume the product of a seriously dodgy supply chain, where we still can't properly assess the origin or quality implications of the contamination, is pretty sick.Much better they carry on starving and eating out of bins.

original PM
25th February 2013, 09:17
yeah they were my thoughts when I heard the story --- 800 million people with not enough food and we are bitrching about a bit of horse meat which is probably going to be 99.999999999% safe.

seems to me that some people need to wake up n smell the roses.

darmstadt
25th February 2013, 09:44
It wasn't cheap when I was eating it in Europe however;

Germany's development minister has suggested food tainted with horsemeat should be distributed to the poor.

Linky (http://Germany's development minister has suggested food tainted with horsemeat should be distributed to the poor.)

I've never eaten cheap, frozen processed 'food' but if I had to...

Would I? Depends on how hungry you are I suppose.

Apparently they can't go ahead with that now as most of the 'tainted' meat has been sent back to the original suppliers...

d000hg
25th February 2013, 09:47
I've never eaten cheap, frozen processed 'food'What kind of Scot are you? You never ate a pie at a football match, bought a 2am kebab, ate haggis, bought breakfast at a cheap caff or lunch at a pub? Never ate school dinners or catered food as a student? Etc.

Cliphead
25th February 2013, 10:01
What kind of Scot are you? You never ate a pie at a football match, bought a 2am kebab, ate haggis, bought breakfast at a cheap caff or lunch at a pub? Never ate school dinners or catered food as a student? Etc.

All of the above except school dinners but never did the frozen lasagne thing or similar frozen processed grub all of which is probably healthier than a 2am kebab :puke:

formant
25th February 2013, 16:05
Much better they carry on starving and eating out of bins.

I don't think they were talking about those sort of poor. There aren't a whole lot of starving folk in Germany, it's a pretty well run welfare state...

Either way, I don't consider it ethical to run soup kitchens and the likes on food the general population wouldn't touch for good reasons (like the dodgy supply chain in this case).

d000hg
25th February 2013, 16:14
If you are buying these kind of things you're already not that picky. Dodgy supply chain or not, every story I've seen clearly states there are no health concerns (beyond the normal ones with eating crappy food).

DimPrawn
25th February 2013, 18:34
All of the above except school dinners but never did the frozen lasagne thing or similar frozen processed grub all of which is probably healthier than a 2am kebab :puke:

Am I the only one greatly relieved to find out that a kebab has got something in it like horse meat?

Cliphead
25th February 2013, 18:54
Am I the only one greatly relieved to find out that a kebab has got something in it like horse meat?

A kebab shop I used regularly years ago was closed down when they were found to be adding dog food to the kebabs.

vetran
25th February 2013, 19:01
If you are buying these kind of things you're already not that picky. Dodgy supply chain or not, every story I've seen clearly states there are no health concerns (beyond the normal ones with eating crappy food).

Possibly but apart from the ones where horse meat was turned to beef across suppliers I suspect that anyone using it as a filler with Bute was too worried about hygiene.

Cliphead
25th February 2013, 19:05
I see Ikea have pulled meatballs from their stores. That's a shame I actually liked the meatballs and spuds in their restaurant and was always the highlight of my monthly candle run there.

CheeseSlice
25th February 2013, 20:12
Possibly but apart from the ones where horse meat was turned to beef across suppliers I suspect that anyone using it as a filler with Bute was too worried about hygiene.

I also heard that the Bute (Phenylbutazone) has so far only been found in horsemeat supplied from the UK and sent over to France..

So we must be OK then, because all of our 'mislabelled' horsemeat ready-meals were supposedly produced outside of the UK.... in fact hasn't most come from continental processors, like Spanghero over in Fra.... oh hang on :eyes

Uncle Albert
25th February 2013, 20:22
I see Ikea have pulled meatballs from their stores. That's a shame I actually liked the meatballs and spuds in their restaurant and was always the highlight of my monthly candle run there.

You go to IKEA once a month? :eek:

I become suicidal if I have to go once every couple of years.

Cliphead
25th February 2013, 20:35
You go to IKEA once a month? :eek:

I become suicidal if I have to go once every couple of years.

I have a choice?

norrahe
25th February 2013, 21:22
A kebab shop I used regularly years ago was closed down when they were found to be adding dog food to the kebabs.

Dog food is supposed to be fit for human consumption, as dogs will pretty much eat anything and aren't fussy.

Cat food however is a different matter as they are fussy barstewards and will turn their nose up at pretty much anything.

Cliphead
25th February 2013, 21:26
Dog food is supposed to be fit for human consumption, as dogs will pretty much eat anything and aren't fussy.

Cat food however is a different matter as they are fussy barstewards and will turn their nose up at pretty much anything.

All pet food should be human edible I believe.

I look after a friend's cat from time to time and the fussiest wee basturt I've come across. What it ate yesterday it turns up its nose at today, costs me a fortune.

norrahe
25th February 2013, 21:29
All pet food should be human edible I believe.

I look after a friend's cat from time to time and the fussiest wee basturt I've come across. What it ate yesterday it turns up its nose at today, costs me a fortune.

Its true but more so for dogs apparently.

Thankfully the NorPusses eat what is put in front of them, unfortunately it is a pretty expensive cat fud. Wouldn't feed them iams or whiskas, you might as well give them mcDonalds.

EternalOptimist
25th February 2013, 21:34
I only ever ate dog food once, when I was poor. (I will never look at corned beef with respect again)

it made my f@rts stink really, really, bad, but my coat came up nice and shiney





:rolleyes:

IR35FanClub
25th February 2013, 22:19
Dog food is supposed to be fit for human consumption, as dogs will pretty much eat anything and aren't fussy.

Cat food however is a different matter as they are fussy barstewards and will turn their nose up at pretty much anything.

Unless they aren't spoilt UK cats. I was in Africa at the back end of last year, and a local very hungry cat ate some crusty bread I was feeding it - followed by lots of water and milk.