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

Ed Kummel tech_ed at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 2 01:40:33 EST 2013


"One beef patty, sold by the British grocery giant, Tesco, was 29 percent horsemeat."

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public’s own money."
               -1835, French political thinker and writer, Alexis de Tocqueville

 From: Aaron Brigati <abrigati at gmail.com>
To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net; Ed Kummel <tech_ed at yahoo.com> 
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2013 1:19 AM
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Orlando poutine? (was: Montreal Poutine Week)

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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