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Post by astradt1 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:19 pm

Today the Environment Secretary Own Patterson Proclaimed 'contaminated processed meat products were safe and he would eat it....

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has said he would be perfectly happy to eat a frozen ready-meal lasagne for his Friday night dinner - saying the issue was the mislabelling and not the safety of the food.

But he also said a "criminal conspiracy" could be behind the horse meat in Findus beef lasagne.

Speaking on Sky News, he said: "Findus have withdrawn that particular product but I, emphatically, would eat products onsale tonight because the FSA are quite clear that the products are safe.

"What is absolutely totally unacceptable to us all is that there should be products marked as processed beef, which contain significant amounts of processed horse.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/02/08/owen-paterson-horse-meat-lasagne-environment-secretary_n_2647513.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

Remember back in 1989/90 one john Selwyn-Gummer being filmed with his small daughter eating beef burgers during the BSE scandal?

He had responsibility for food safety during the BSE scare in 1989-90, and worked to calm the public by eating a beefburger with his four-year-old daughter at the height of the crisis.


http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/files/2012/08/JohnGummerPA_468x3811.jpg
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Post by oftenwrong on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:25 pm

Actually, the current revelations merely serve to confirm that what you don't know doesn't hurt you.

People were happily consuming "beef" until someone said it was horse.

" A rose by any other name smells as sweet."
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Post by boatlady on Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:39 am

The only issue being the provenance of the hosremeat, as I understand horses kept fot riding and the like are sometimes treated with medicines that are harmful to people, whereas horses reared as food animals of course are not (heard that on Radio 4, so it must be true!)
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Post by oftenwrong on Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:58 pm

It really is all our own fault. Consumers put continuous pressure on the Supermarkets to keep prices low, and when they do that, funny things happen to the food chain. Any chain is only as strong as its weakest link, which in the case of minced "Beef" has just revealed itself.

Why is anybody surprised? It's part of the Tory plan to teach the Poor to acknowledge their proper place.
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Post by snowyflake on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:00 pm

I saw a horse the other day in the field and someone had spray painted on the side of his blanket 100% British Beef. Smile

Say what you will about the Brits but they are the funniest people on the planet.
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Post by Ivan on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:03 pm

Tests on Lib Dem lasagne have shown that it's 100% Tory. Smile
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Post by Phil Hornby on Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:06 pm

"Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has said he would be perfectly happy to eat a frozen ready-meal lasagne for his Friday night dinner ..."

But only if he wasn't too full following the filet mignon, presumably...?

" A rose by any other name smells as sweet."

Not like ow to get his quotations wrong. I feel sure the saying is " A horse by any other name would taste like beef"...
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