Horse Meat Labeled As Beef In Supermarkets


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From: Off The Grid News
By: Daniel Jennings

The food industry might be even more corrupt and unreliable than many think. Three different British supermarket chains have been caught selling horse meat to consumers as “beef” in recent months.

The horse meat scandal involves three of Britain’s largest grocers, and at least one of them also operates in the United States. Americans might need to pay attention to this scandal.

The scandal started in January when Tesco, Britain’s largest supermarket chain, was caught selling hamburgers that contained horse meat. The burgers came from an Irish meat-packing plant.

Some of the horses butchered at the plant might have been purchased in the United Kingdom. Naturally, the animal-loving British are not very happy about the horse meat scandal.

In February, DNA testing confirmed that some frozen dinners sold at Aldi, a discount grocer in Britain, contained 100 percent horse meat. The horse meat apparently came from a French company that had purchased it in Romania. Shortly before that, lasagna sold at another chain called Findus was found to contain horse meat, as well.

Horse Meat Labeled as Beef Said a spokesman for Aldi, “This is completely unacceptable and like other affected companies, we feel angry and let down by our supplier. If the label says beef, our customers expect it to be beef. Suppliers are absolutely clear that they are required to meet our stringent specifications and that we do not tolerate any failure to do so.”

Findus denied it knew about the horse meat.

“Findus want to be absolutely explicit that they were not aware of any issue of contamination with horse meat last year,” it said in a statement. “They were only made aware of a possible August 2012 date through a letter dated 2 February 2013 from the supplier Comigel. By then Findus was already conducting a full supply chain traceability review and had pro-actively initiated DNA testing.”

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  • Penny Zielstorf

    Should we act suprised … the only way out is not to eat meat.. wish everyone would get on board and boycott.. I am so sick of this and I can no longer believe in the USA for allowing this to happen. It is happening all over the world some places by choice others by force.

    October 18, 2013
  • sherriey

    …i’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again….and i’ll stick by it….i still believe that there is and has been horsemeat in our (US) food system! the gov isn’t going to give a rat’s a** about it as long as they get their cut!
    money….its still all about money! kick backs for anyone in the gov that keeps his/her mouth shut and keeps the slaughter houses…where ever they may be…up and running! there is a lot of money in the MEAT industry……….

    October 18, 2013
  • Susan carter

    I’m with you Penny. The meat Industry is all about money and special interests They care nothing about the Public’s health. It is all contaminated and full of drugs. And of course, the animals are treated horribly and are cruelly killed. To add horses to the mix is beyond Inhumane, it is in- human. I will never eat meat again.

    October 19, 2013
  • Carole

    Calm down Penny not everyone is cut out to be vegens. Like the video said demand that our supermarkets ask questions and be willing to pay a little more and eat less if needed to save money. For you to tell people to not eat meat is a control issue and in itself not at all acceptable in free society. Having said that kudos to you for your vegen lifestyle, which is considered to be very healthy.

    October 19, 2013
  • Nancy Albin

    I’ll comment when I am done throwing up… rude yes but does anybody know if we have a President or not?…hmmm? come out from behind closed doors & let us know what your policy is & why?

    October 19, 2013