[NTLK] Orlando poutine? (was: Montreal Poutine Week)

Aaron Brigati abrigati at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 01:19:16 EST 2013

On Feb 2, 2013, at 12:38 AM, Ed Kummel wrote:

> What makes this even funnier is that Burger King admitted that burgers they sold in the UK contained up to 29% horse meat! So for burgers you *STILL* don't know what you're eating!
> Ed

Um, no, they didn't. They said beef at once of their processing plants contained trace amounts of horse DNA, but that it never made it to customers. Meat tested at the restaurants was all beef.

Seriously. 29%? Burger King moves thousands of tons of ground beef. Even if someone WAS slipping horse into the grinder to save money, where would they GET that much of it?

All of the horse meat in British burger meat seems to have come from one bad supplier in Poland. It's also got pig in it, but no one seems to be up in arms over the traces of pork, for some reason.

(What I can't understand is why horse meat is illegal in the US. It's even illegal to sell a horse to someone who MIGHT take it overseas and butcher it.)

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