Food Standards Agency issues advice to public institutions on meat products after horse meat scandal

Feb 10, 2013 Full story: www.pressat.co.uk 12
The Food Standards Agency is issuing interim advice to public institutions, such as schools and hospitals, caterers, and consumers purchasing from caterers, in the light of the developing horse meat issue. Full Story
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London, UK

#1 Feb 11, 2013
The only advise necessary is to avoid processed food like the plague it is.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#2 Feb 11, 2013
It would be a good start if we could stop having all these go-between in the food supply.
It's almost imposible to trace where our food comes from, and to punish the culprits of fraud.

Since: Nov 11

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#3 Feb 11, 2013
Although not on a similar level of danger in the food chain as was the "Mad Cow Disease," the horse-meat scandal,given it had it's origin in UK, France would be the first to ban meat from UK. One law for us, an entirely opposing law for the rest of EU. Call me Dave, develop spheres and give us the referendum on our membership NOW.
Fred Nose

UK

#4 Feb 11, 2013
The UK Food Standards Agency is a joke.

FSA states that economy beefburgers must contain 47% of beef!

That's practically inviting fillers such as testicles, eyeballs and horsemeat.

They have better start taking advise themselves before they get shut down for poisoning the country or being in the pay of the supermarkets.

“The Three Legged Man”

Since: Jul 11

London, UK

#5 Feb 11, 2013
The 47% that must be beef could be anything. It only needs to come from a cow or a bull. It will indeed include eyeballs, testicles, or penile tissue. Brains are used. Lungs. Internal organs. The animal's brown-eye is certainly not thrown away...

Nothing is wasted. These processed products are dirt cheap for a reason.

Since: Nov 11

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#6 Feb 12, 2013
rio wrote:
It would be a good start if we could stop having all these go-between in the food supply.
It's almost imposible to trace where our food comes from, and to punish the culprits of fraud.
The middle men in the food chain, like ALL middle men, are only a party to it for the money they can make for their shareholders. They don't have interests in necessities like hygiene.
Fred Nose

UK

#7 Feb 12, 2013
jacktheladat1 wrote:
<quoted text>The middle men in the food chain, like ALL middle men, are only a party to it for the money they can make for their shareholders. They don't have interests in necessities like hygiene.
That is probably the most pertinent point made on the whole subject.

Middle men can also be used as excuses by the big business supermarkets to pretend they do not know what is going on. They blame an agency which has not name or reputation to uphold, the agency folds but the same guy starts up another one, and picks up the same scummy, unhygenic, unwholesome business where he left off. And supplies the same end users as before.

Keep it simple and stupid. But from a butcher locally.

Since: Nov 11

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#8 Feb 12, 2013
Fred Nose wrote:
<quoted text>
That is probably the most pertinent point made on the whole subject.
Middle men can also be used as excuses by the big business supermarkets to pretend they do not know what is going on. They blame an agency which has not name or reputation to uphold, the agency folds but the same guy starts up another one, and picks up the same scummy, unhygenic, unwholesome business where he left off. And supplies the same end users as before.
Keep it simple and stupid. But from a butcher locally.
Farmer to slaughter-house to food inspectorate to consumer; simplicity itself, so why all the dead-end in-between stages if not to generate high, easy profits? Why does it involve a different COUNTRIES to oversee those dead-end processes? Further, just HOW OLD is our food we're eating? WHY do we pay for all those UNNECESSARY 'food miles?' WHEN do we (UK) BAN foreign meat? Another thought train.

Since: Nov 11

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#10 Feb 14, 2013
the real Blunt Mocker wrote:
don't blame the Romanians , their factories sell horsemeat LEGALLY , with even a big picture of a horse on it , and from the photos, the place looked very clean and well run. But later on this horsemeat gets mixed in. It isn't harmful, what could be is the real beef made from old scraps dragged off the floor.
Maybe you are quite right re the Romanians and their business enterprises. It COULD be coincidence that they are reducing the numbers of horses on their roads at the time this issue was exposed. It has its roots in fraud, someone without scruples has been making, is making a fast buck at the expense of the consumer.
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Wolverhampton, UK

#11 Feb 14, 2013
I'm afraid that even if the Rumanian horse meat is clean and approved, there is other horsemeat in the food chain that has been banned due to chemical contamination by the drug 'Brute' and it originates from close to home.
horse meat facts

Wolverhampton, UK

#12 Feb 14, 2013
Maybe it should have been called 'BRUTE' as its a monster of a carcinogen!

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