Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Horse Meat Scandal Spreads



The horse meat scandal has gone viral.
http://www.theage.com.au/world/horsemeat-revelations-hit-uks-tesco-20130212-2eb04.html

BRITAIN'S biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, said three tests it carried out on a frozen spaghetti bolognese product contained as much as 60 per cent horse DNA, as the horse-meat scandal spread throughout Europe.
Hold your horses! WTF is going on here?
Police and food hygiene officers raided and shut down a British abattoir and a meat manufacturer tonight as part of an inquiry into the adulteration of beef products with horsemeat.
Let's investigate this further and don't spare the horses.
As Prime Minister Victor Ponta was telling the world that Romania’s abattoirs were not to blame for the escalating horse-meat scandal, questions were being raised about a potential conflict of interest after it emerged that a company suspected of involvement by France belongs to the family of Romania’s deputy Minister of Agriculture.

Since the start of the crisis last month, manufacturers, retailers and food officials have given every impression of not wanting to disclose the full unvarnished truth to the public about the contamination of the meat supply system.
Nearly £300m worth of market value has been knocked off the value of Tesco following reports that a number of its burgers were found to contain horsemeat.
If you have meat, then don't look a gift horse in the mouth, I say.

A deliberate swindle by foreign suppliers seeking to save money is a likely cause of the contamination of supermarket beefburgers with horsemeat, experts said today.
Am I just flogging a dead horse?

The number of trained local scientists who check food safety in Britain has halved in a decade, increasing the chances that Britain will see a repeat of the horsemeat scandal, a leading scientist has warned.

Stop horsing around, I say.

It was day two of the horse burger crisis, and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was not to be seen in Parliament. When Labour’s agriculture spokesman Mary Creagh last dragged ministers to the House – to discuss the death of ash trees – his Liberal Democrat deputy David Heath explained that Owen Paterson was away “talking to people who are dealing with the disease”.

Wild horses couldn't drag me away from this thread.

An estimated 10 million budget beefburgers have been taken off the shelves of supermarkets because of the discovery of traces of horse meat, from unknown sources.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.

If the thought of having eaten Romanian cart horses in mislabeled frozen lasagne is making Britons choke, a loyal minority in France laments a dwindling appetite for a meat they say is a tastier and healthier alternative to beef.
Maybe we should get off our high horse and try eating horse instead of being shocked. Of course you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink, and you can't just force people to eat horse meat, can you?
Horses for courses I say.
As for the horse meat scandal, it's a case of closing the barn door after the horse has bolted.

I hope you thought this was witty because I'm quite a dark horse when it comes to showing all my talents.
Maybe I should just get off my high horse and put this horse out to pasture....


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