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#1 Hum

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:14

(CNN) -- The discovery of horse DNA in hamburgers on sale at supermarkets in Ireland and Britain is testing the appetite of meat lovers there.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said Tuesday that 10 out of 27 hamburger products it analyzed in a study were found to contain horse DNA, and 23 of them tested positive for pig DNA.

The horse-tainted burgers, on sale at several different supermarket chains, came from two meat processing plants in Ireland and one in Britain, the Irish authority said.

"This raises concerns in relation to the traceability of meat ingredients and products entering the food chain," it said, but noted that the findings posed no risk to public health.

In nine out of the 10 burger samples, the horse DNA was found at very low levels, the authority said, but in one sample from Tesco, Britain's largest retailer, the horsemeat accounted for about 29% of the burger.

Tesco responded by pulling from its shelves all products from the company that had supplied the dubious burgers.

"We understand that many of our customers will be concerned by this news, and we apologize sincerely for any distress," Tesco said.

The retailer is working with Irish and British authorities and the supplier to work out what had happened, it said.

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#2 goodbytes

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:02

After they released this statement they also said getting to the bottom of this mess is their mane concern.

Surprisingly sales have remained stable.

Sorry, these jokes have run their course.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:06

:o Who squealed ?! Foal-play, I say !

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:16

After they released this statement they also said getting to the bottom of this mess is their mane concern.

Surprisingly sales have remained stable.

Sorry, these jokes have run their course.


Oh, what can I say, I like a good pun. +1 Internet for you, sir.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:17

It's probably a good thing they didn't test for human, rodent, and cardboard DNA. :shifty:

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:22

At least it's actual meat and not bull**** like hearts, stomach, and tripe that you find served as fast food.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:26

At least it's actual meat and not bull**** like hearts, stomach, and tripe that you find served as fast food.


as i said in another thread There's nowt wrong with a bit of offal.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:27

It's probably a good thing they didn't test for human, rodent, and cardboard DNA. :shifty:


Totally agree :|

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:31

It's probably a good thing they didn't test for human, rodent, and cardboard DNA. :shifty:


cardboard DNA is showing up everywhere.

#10 peacemf

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:31

if i cared about what was in it, i wouldnt buy 8 burger meats for a £1 !!
plus whats wrong with horsemeat?
seeing as how i have to pay for for deer, id imagine we just got more expensive meet for the price of beef!!
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#11 redvamp128

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:33

At least it is not Pink Slime.... I guess they had to use some other filler?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:36

cardboard DNA is showing up everywhere.

Aren't McDonald's burgers 50% cardboard? Give or take.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:45

Aren't McDonald's burgers 50% cardboard? Give or take.


Where do people get such retarded notions from?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 18:48

Where do people get such retarded notions from?


http://money.msn.com...umentid=6792745

#15 Growled

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:35

I bet if it came down to it, if people didn't know they would never know the difference.