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Swedes Eat 70 Tonnes of Fake Beef
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Posted on 01/07/2013 10:25:18 PM PST by nickcarraway

The fake beef was imported to Sweden over a two-year-period and sold in grocery stores, regional newspaper Nya Werlmands Tidningen (NWT) reports.

It was Tomas Narving of food wholesaler Svensk Cater who first discovered the scam.

He received a complaint from a client over meat labelled as Argentinian tenderloin.

"When we examined the meat we found traces of syringes," said Narving.

The National Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) confirmed that the "tenderloin filets" were in fact pork cuts from fully grown pigs that had been dyed pink to resemble beef.

The companies CKA Chark, Heat och Barterinvest which imported the fake meat to Sweden were reported to the police.

A criminal investigation is currently underway.

Out of the estimated 95.5 tons of fake beef, about 70 have already been sold. That equals 350,000 tenderloin steaks weighing 200 grams each.

The meat was imported from Hungary and then sold to wholesalers in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Lithuania, according to Narving.

It was labelled as Argentinian, Hungarian and Italian beef tenderloin.

"People should not eat meat that is mislabelled and that contains banned colouring agents," said Britt Carlsson of the Environmental Department (Miljöförvaltningen) in Karlstad in west central Sweden.

"As far as I know the Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket) does not even approve of it being used as animal fodder."

The Karlstad municipality is now considering burning the three tons of fake Hungarian beef discovered in the region.

In December several municipalities sent out staff members to grocery stores to search for fake fillets.

"As a consumer it can be hard to discover whether a piece of meat is real or not, especially if it is used as a pizza topping or in a gorgonzola sauce," said Jan Sjögren at the National Food Agency.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS:
Beef- the other white meat
1 posted on 01/07/2013 10:25:31 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Soylent Red?


2 posted on 01/07/2013 10:30:19 PM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: null and void

Wonder how many grislims ate this stuff?


3 posted on 01/07/2013 10:36:58 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: MestaMachine

That thought made me happy. Am I a bad person?


4 posted on 01/07/2013 10:40:59 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: MestaMachine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdsJUxVIANk


5 posted on 01/07/2013 10:50:44 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Valpal1

Of course you are...you infidel, you.


6 posted on 01/07/2013 10:55:07 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: nickcarraway

???

I’m flummoxed as how anyone could be fooled by the taste. At least if they were sold as fresh cuts of meat. If the faux-beef was processed into sausages or the like, I could see it. But I can’t imagine mistaking pork loin for beef tenderloin. Doesn’t taste the same, and doesn’t cook up the same.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 11:00:13 PM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: DemforBush

It’s Europe. Next week the EU will announce the chocolate ration will be increased from three grams to two grams and the people will rejoice.


8 posted on 01/07/2013 11:07:35 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
''All of Oceania broke into spontaneous applause at the news of the over fulfillment of the Four Year Plan....'
9 posted on 01/07/2013 11:33:46 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: MestaMachine

My first thought......

Burning cars in Malmo soon....


10 posted on 01/08/2013 12:41:35 AM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

...and my first thought went back to the pink slime controversy where a main stream media literally destroyed a legal, lawful, and long established, productive, profitable, and tax paying business by using a demeaning label to describe a good and useful product.

...and that media outlet is now enjoying the fruits of their idiocy through the filed lawsuit.


11 posted on 01/08/2013 3:46:53 AM PST by wita
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To: nickcarraway
"When we examined the meat we found traces of syringes," said Narving."

I'm assuming this is a translation issue and it means they found evidence of dye injection into the meat and not pieces of sharp metal.

12 posted on 01/08/2013 3:51:54 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: MestaMachine
>>>the "tenderloin filets" were in fact pork cuts from fully grown pigs that had been dyed pink to resemble beef.idiotic islamic scholars claim pork consumption effects morality & spirituality. S ooo, it'll stop suicide bombings, honor killings for allah & perpetual outrage?
13 posted on 01/08/2013 4:29:11 AM PST by existentially_kuffer
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To: MestaMachine

How many Jews ate the pork?
There’s going to be trouble.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 4:29:43 AM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: Valpal1; MestaMachine

Add me to your list of people whose first thought was glee about how many ate this ‘unclean’ food. (Then I shuddered because I lived in Sweden a few years and am glad this happened after I left—vomit!)


15 posted on 01/08/2013 4:36:11 AM PST by Rutabega (If you don't want me in your personal affairs, don't stick your hand out for my help.)
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To: RadiationRomeo

For those who are religiously observant, there are two circumstances where they might eat pork. The first is intentionally choosing to eat pork. In this case, the individual has to apologise to HaShem and not repeat the act. The second circumstance is where an individual unknowingly eats pork. In this case, the individual is not responsible for eating the pork.
I highly doubt the Jews will burn Sweden down.


16 posted on 01/08/2013 4:41:09 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: nickcarraway

17 posted on 01/08/2013 4:48:55 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Rutabega

It just drives me crazy because there is almost nothing that makes my mouth water like the smell of bacon sizzling. I was so overjoyed when they invented turkey ham and turkey bacon I almost did cartwheels.


18 posted on 01/08/2013 4:50:58 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: RadiationRomeo

For a Jew who actually kept kosher, pork would be no more prohibited than non-kosher beef.


19 posted on 01/08/2013 5:21:48 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: nickcarraway

It makes you wonder at just who is running their equivalent of the FDA.
http://youtu.be/sY_Yf4zz-yo


20 posted on 01/08/2013 7:31:28 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: nickcarraway

“People should not eat meat that is mislabeled” I guess makes sense, but how are they to know it is mislabeled?


21 posted on 01/08/2013 7:34:53 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: nickcarraway

Otherwise known as “Swedish meatballs.”


22 posted on 01/08/2013 7:36:08 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: nickcarraway

be-de-be-de-be-de thats all folks!

23 posted on 01/08/2013 7:41:44 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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