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DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#1 Feb 25, 2013
Ikea Swedish meatballs tainted with horse meat, inspectors say
Burger King, Nestle, Tesco and now Ikea – the European horse meat scandal that has heightened food supply concerns for the last month has now reached the furniture giant’s famed Swedish meatballs.

Inspectors in the Czech Republic said Monday that they found equine evidence in the chain’s frozen meatballs. The affected product was sold as a packaged beef and pork item in more than a dozen European countries but not in the U.S.

The Czech State Veterinary Administration confirmed on its website that samples of the meatballs, which are made in Sweden, contained horse DNA. Shipments of the meatballs have been suspended, according to the agency, which said it sent its findings to European Union authorities.

Supplier Familjen Dafgard wrote on its website that it is “investigating the situation” and that it will “perform ongoing, extensive DNA analysis,” with test results expected in the next few days.

[Updated, Feb. 25, 9:05 a.m.: In a statement, Ikea said that all meatballs sold in its Ikea U.S. stores are sourced from an American supplier and "contain only beef and pork from animals raised in the U.S. and Canada."

"Customer confidence is of the utmost importance to Ikea," the chain said in its statement. "Ikea is committed to serving and selling high quality food that is safe, healthy and produced with care for the environment and the people who produce it. We do not tolerate any other ingredients than the ones stipulated in our recipes or specifications, secured through set standards, certifications and product analysis by accredited laboratories."]

Ikea is the latest major food provider to be embroiled in the horse meat fiasco, which blew open in January after Irish regulators found products labeled as pure beef that were anything but.

Nestle, the world’s largest food company, discovered traces of equine DNA in some of its Buitoni-brand pasta products last week. Supermarket behemoth Tesco apologized to customers after learning that some of its foodstuffs may have been contaminated.

Last month, Burger King cut ties with an Irish supplier after its patties were roped into the growing collection of lasagnas, shepherd’s pies, pizzas and other items potentially tainted with horse flesh.

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-m...

Thank you Socialism
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#2 Feb 25, 2013
Burger-King is a RMoney org, dummy !
Miss Piggy

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Feb 25, 2013
Funny, the troll formerly know as Seattle Slew has no problem with horse meat in her meatballs. LOL
Or, just another topic too complex for a lame-brain to understand!
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#4 Feb 25, 2013
Miss Piggy wrote:
Funny, the troll formerly know as Seattle Slew has no problem with horse meat in her meatballs. LOL
Or, just another topic too complex for a lame-brain to understand!
I'm not sure Slew knows what a horse is, funny considering Slew itself is a Horses a$$
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#5 Feb 25, 2013
horsemeat was found in Ikea stores in 15 European countries
Awful Truth

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Feb 25, 2013
DSM Loco could be sued for this post. He infers that Ikea sells and serves horsemeat in the United States, which is completely untrue, thanks to our more rigorous inspection of meat - which thanks to the Republicans ends on Friday.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#7 Feb 25, 2013
Awful Truth wrote:
DSM Loco could be sued for this post. He infers that Ikea sells and serves horsemeat in the United States, which is completely untrue, thanks to our more rigorous inspection of meat - which thanks to the Republicans ends on Friday.
horsemeat was found in Ikea stores in 15 European countries

The left needs to commit to spending cuts and real Reform, not just tax and spend policies that got us here in the first place.
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#8 Feb 25, 2013
Miss Piggy wrote:
Funny, the troll formerly know as Seattle Slew has no problem with horse meat in her meatballs. LOL
Or, just another topic too complex for a lame-brain to understand!
Seattle Slew has no problem putting his meat in the horse while he plays with it's meatyballs.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Feb 25, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
Ikea Swedish meatballs tainted with horse meat, inspectors say
Burger King, Nestle, Tesco and now Ikea – the European horse meat scandal that has heightened food supply concerns for the last month has now reached the furniture giant’s famed Swedish meatballs.
Inspectors in the Czech Republic said Monday that they found equine evidence in the chain’s frozen meatballs. The affected product was sold as a packaged beef and pork item in more than a dozen European countries but not in the U.S.
The Czech State Veterinary Administration confirmed on its website that samples of the meatballs, which are made in Sweden, contained horse DNA. Shipments of the meatballs have been suspended, according to the agency, which said it sent its findings to European Union authorities.
Supplier Familjen Dafgard wrote on its website that it is “investigating the situation” and that it will “perform ongoing, extensive DNA analysis,” with test results expected in the next few days.
[Updated, Feb. 25, 9:05 a.m.: In a statement, Ikea said that all meatballs sold in its Ikea U.S. stores are sourced from an American supplier and "contain only beef and pork from animals raised in the U.S. and Canada."
"Customer confidence is of the utmost importance to Ikea," the chain said in its statement. "Ikea is committed to serving and selling high quality food that is safe, healthy and produced with care for the environment and the people who produce it. We do not tolerate any other ingredients than the ones stipulated in our recipes or specifications, secured through set standards, certifications and product analysis by accredited laboratories."]
Ikea is the latest major food provider to be embroiled in the horse meat fiasco, which blew open in January after Irish regulators found products labeled as pure beef that were anything but.
Nestle, the world’s largest food company, discovered traces of equine DNA in some of its Buitoni-brand pasta products last week. Supermarket behemoth Tesco apologized to customers after learning that some of its foodstuffs may have been contaminated.
Last month, Burger King cut ties with an Irish supplier after its patties were roped into the growing collection of lasagnas, shepherd’s pies, pizzas and other items potentially tainted with horse flesh.
http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-m...
Thank you Socialism
one has to remember that horsemeat was not always taboo in western societies. including America here.
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but since horses became more pets than working animals. it fell under the 'one does NOT eat one's pet' taboo classification.
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though in some areas, the meat is becoming more and more used. especially in areas that it is not as much of a cultural taboo on it.
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In most European countries, the horse is regarded as a cow with a longer neck. It is considered a farm animal and is therefore a source of food.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#11 Feb 25, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
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one has to remember that horsemeat was not always taboo in western societies. including America here.
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but since horses became more pets than working animals. it fell under the 'one does NOT eat one's pet' taboo classification.
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though in some areas, the meat is becoming more and more used. especially in areas that it is not as much of a cultural taboo on it.
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In most European countries, the horse is regarded as a cow with a longer neck. It is considered a farm animal and is therefore a source of food.
mexicans love horse food

Eat what you want, eat maggots for all I care... but it is wrong to label it as a cow and trick others into eating it.
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#12 Feb 25, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
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one has to remember that horsemeat was not always taboo in western societies. including America here.
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but since horses became more pets than working animals. it fell under the 'one does NOT eat one's pet' taboo classification.
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though in some areas, the meat is becoming more and more used. especially in areas that it is not as much of a cultural taboo on it.
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In most European countries, the horse is regarded as a cow with a longer neck. It is considered a farm animal and is therefore a source of food.
Your Somali Muslim buddies prefer dog.
http://www.residentadvisor.net/images/events/...
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#13 Feb 25, 2013
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>Your Somali Muslim buddies prefer dog.
http://www.residentadvisor.net/images/events/...
One has to wonder how much time slew spends with blacks... Most people don't even know what a somali is until they read Crassus posts'. Their all from Africa, does it matter whereabouts...

CRASSUS prefers them from Communist Seychelles, which would love to have a naval base for the russians. Slews favorite vacation destination right after nasty old vietnam of course

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Feb 25, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
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mexicans love horse food
Eat what you want, eat maggots for all I care... but it is wrong to label it as a cow and trick others into eating it.
it is also possible to get it in Japan. they tend to eat it raw there as variant of sashimi.
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I personally would not eat horsemeat. and my family comes from a group of folks who have been known to eat beef tartare. like the dish known as 'tiger meat' raw hamburger, fried onions and salt and or pepper to taste.
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as for insects and other things. the FDA has to allow a certain percentage in food. about one part bug to 2000 part food.
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http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/05/06/29/h... In fact, so common are these contaminants that the FDA has published a booklet detailing the so-called "Food Defect Action Levels," which were needed, according to the FDA, " ... because it is economically impractical to grow, harvest, or process raw products that are totally free of non-hazardous, naturally occurring, unavoidable defects."
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http://www.fda.gov/food/guidancecompliancereg... Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 110.110 allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish maximum levels of natural or unavoidable defects in foods for human use that present no health hazard. These "Food Defect Action Levels" listed in this booklet are set on this premise--that they pose no inherent hazard to health.
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by the way, the older folks of my family are more inclined to eat 'tiger meat' than the younger generation is.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Feb 25, 2013
Awful Truth wrote:
DSM Loco could be sued for this post. He infers that Ikea sells and serves horsemeat in the United States, which is completely untrue, thanks to our more rigorous inspection of meat - which thanks to the Republicans ends on Friday.
#1. Meat will still be inspected.

#2. Harry Reid's democratic party controlled senate hasn't passed anything yet, the house has passed two bills aimed at the sequester.

#3. The democrats have offered up nothing so far, Obama himself has largely just fingerpointed for the last month.

You can blame the Republicans, or you can tell the truth and at a minimum, blame both parties.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#16 Feb 25, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
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it is also possible to get it in Japan. they tend to eat it raw there as variant of sashimi.
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I personally would not eat horsemeat. and my family comes from a group of folks who have been known to eat beef tartare. like the dish known as 'tiger meat' raw hamburger, fried onions and salt and or pepper to taste.
.
as for insects and other things. the FDA has to allow a certain percentage in food. about one part bug to 2000 part food.
.
http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/05/06/29/h... In fact, so common are these contaminants that the FDA has published a booklet detailing the so-called "Food Defect Action Levels," which were needed, according to the FDA, " ... because it is economically impractical to grow, harvest, or process raw products that are totally free of non-hazardous, naturally occurring, unavoidable defects."
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http://www.fda.gov/food/guidancecompliancereg... Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 110.110 allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish maximum levels of natural or unavoidable defects in foods for human use that present no health hazard. These "Food Defect Action Levels" listed in this booklet are set on this premise--that they pose no inherent hazard to health.
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by the way, the older folks of my family are more inclined to eat 'tiger meat' than the younger generation is.
uh, thanks for that... What are you trying to say on Ikea though? That it is okay to have these products contaminated with horse meat?

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Feb 25, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
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uh, thanks for that... What are you trying to say on Ikea though? That it is okay to have these products contaminated with horse meat?
no, horsemeat is easy to keep away from other meat products. it takes being vigilant in cleaning out the containers that is used.
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most likely what happened. is that the suppliers are dealing with more than one form of meat. and not being as vigilant as they should be. as in firmly cleaning the containers that held the horsemeat in the first place. before using it for other forms of meat.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#18 Feb 25, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
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uh, thanks for that... What are you trying to say on Ikea though? That it is okay to have these products contaminated with horse meat?
Sangelia is probably right about accidental contamination. Did anyone die or even get sick? Or were they just a little creeped out? If you're going to eat any meat, than any meat is fair game. One kind is no more "sacred" than another. I do agree that the processors should be more vigilant.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#19 Feb 25, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
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no, horsemeat is easy to keep away from other meat products. it takes being vigilant in cleaning out the containers that is used.
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most likely what happened. is that the suppliers are dealing with more than one form of meat. and not being as vigilant as they should be. as in firmly cleaning the containers that held the horsemeat in the first place. before using it for other forms of meat.
Or horse meat is cheaper than cattle
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#20 Feb 25, 2013
Burger-King is a RMoney org, dummy !
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#21 Feb 25, 2013
Horse meat is much cheaper than beef, and investigators have discovered a murky, often unregulated procession of players stretching from Romania to Mexico, with no clear indication of the point at which it enters the mix of meat sold as beef, exploiting an age-old hankering for Britain’s signature hearty food.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/world/europ...

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