Skip to comments.Aldi confirms up to 100% horsemeat in beef products
Posted on 02/10/2013 5:22:22 AM PST by DeaconBenjamin
Aldi became the latest supermarket to confirm its withdrawn beef products contained up to 100% horsemeat.
"We believe that the two particular cases of the frozen burgers from Tesco and the lasagne from Findus are linked to suppliers in Ireland and France respectively. We and the Food Standards Agency are working closely with the authorities in these countries, as well as with Europol, to get to the root of the problem," Owen Paterson said.
The Metropolitan police said in a statement it was not carrying out a criminal investigation. "Although we have met with the FSA we have not started an investigation and will not do so unless it becomes clear there has been any criminality under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan police service."
Aldi said it felt "angry and let down" by its French supplier Comigel after tests on Today's Special frozen beef lasagne and Today's Special frozen spaghetti bolognese found they contained between 30% and 100% horsemeat.
A spokesman for Aldi said random tests had shown that the products they had withdrawn contained between 30% and 100% horsemeat.
"This is completely unacceptable and like other affected companies, we feel angry and let down by our supplier. If the label says beef, our customers expect it to be beef. Suppliers are absolutely clear that they are required to meet our stringent specifications and that we do not tolerate any failure to do so," he said.
The company added that it would test the meals for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone, often referred to as bute, but said it was confident the meals were safe.
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I sure hope our U.S. Aldi markets are not affected by this. I get great buys there! The lower prices also help me to support our local food bank. I seldom buy meat there as I seldom eat meat but I am told it is a good quality. Now I have to wonder.
I wondered why I found bits of leather and a concho in my last batch of Aldi ground beef...
Would horsemeat be acceptable if honestly labeled? It’s not illegal of itself is it?
Or are Americans just squeamish about eating My Little Pony?
Just like dolphin fish on the menu was renamed mahi-mahi so people wouldn’t think they were eating Flipper.
Post time already? Aren’t we putting the shopping cart before the horse?
Oops! Wrong hores. Hi Yo Silver Away!
"And not a speck of cereal!"
Aldi is German owned,
that is why I go to Krogers,
and my son is the butcher there.
I once found a piece of rubber tire in my soup and the waiter said, “Yes, the automobile is replacing the horse”.
Is there a Gallop poll on this question?
I wondered the same thing. I've consumed many different types of animal in my day. Everything from armadillo to zebra, and while everything seems to have a slightly different taste or texture, flesh is flesh. I think it comes down to a stigma thing.
No idea if there is a taste difference between white and dark meat, however.
Thought I'd pass that along since Omega got reelected.
Soon, horses will be carrying those ‘eat mor chikin’ signs.
There was a thread about cockfighting. I asked what was done with all the dead fighting birds. Somebody posted,
Colonel Sanders says, “Try Our Bucket-O’-Loser Special!”
“The company added that it would test the meals for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone, often referred to as bute, but said it was confident the meals were safe.”
Yeah, and last month they were confident it was beef.
The instrument known as the fork was invented by the Fijiians. Made of wood & about two feet long for convenience in dining at long-pig banquets.
The French eat quite a bit of horsemeat. I’ve seen butcher shops in France where there would be a horse head painted on the front glass indicating horse meat was sold there.
In the documentary film “The Sky Above, The Mud Below”, I believe, human flesh was know as ‘long meat’.
Ate grilled horse meat at a restaurant once while stationed in Italy.
Wasn’t bad...very lean piece of meat. No, it didn’t taste like chicken (or glue).
I, like another commenter above, hope this business method has not illegally immigrated to the USA. I like Aldi’s.
No desire to consume the flesh of man, thanks. There are plenty of critters on the planet for us to consume. Humans should be one of those “end times” meals.
Looks like poor or nonexistant supplier QC at the Aldi company - I’m sure shareholders will take note.
Me too...I hope it's Arabian Quarter Horse and not Shetland Pony...
Horsemeat is normal sustenance in any European country whose history includes war, siege, or enemy occupation. During retreat in combat during both World Wars the roads were littered with dead horses. Freshly killed animals were quickly put to use.
The French also have a dish (among many unusual ones) called “steak americaine”, aka steak tartare or what in Wisconsin we call a cannibal sandwich. They extol the virtues of this particular dish in that it encourages a healthy immune system. In Milwaukee the secret is black rye bread, horseradish, & lots of hot sauce. Not so bad.
The citizens and defenders of Vicksburg got over their “taste” for mule.
I shop at Aldi also....and the US locations are not affected. Most of their US store items are from US suppliers...except for some of the Deutsche Kuche products.
The horsemeat problem is Euro wide...and not just Aldi.
This scandal is brewing in the UK and Europe right now and involved “beef” products that originated in Poland and Romania. More details are likely to come in the days ahead.
Where does the beef we eat originate from....I honestly don’t know all the answers to that.
The root of the problem? The root of the problem is lying and stealing. It is a moral issue. When an individual cares not for virtue, a society soon follows. And all the paper and laws in the world can’t stop it.
I have a book titled “A Civil War Sampler” (1961) containing letters, dispatches, proclamations & a “menu” (excerpted) composed by a besieged Confederate soldier:
Vicksburg Bill of Fare, Hotel de Vicksburg
Mule Bacon with Poke Greens
Mule Ham Canvassed
Mule Rump Stuffed with Rice
Mule head stuffed a-la-mode
Mule beef jerked a-la-Mexicana
Mule ears fricasseed a-la-gotch
Mule side stewed, new style, hair on
Mule hoof soused
Mule brains a-la-omelette
Mule tongue cold a-la-bray
Meals at all hours. Gentlemen to wait upon themselves.
Never ask what the ‘Mystery Meat’ really is.
They must have let some get by.. have had sever food posioning for 2 weeks until addressed by my doctor with 2 types of meds to combat.. my state board of health contacted me after the hospital contacted them with my lab results. What the hell did they sell.. I intend to look in to this further
not so funny.. still reeling from severe case of food poision. it began after i bought and then ate some beef? from Aldi’s Two scripts to kill a severe bacteria in my system. It all began 6 hours after I ate their so called beef
seriously not kewl comment..it is an absolute hell horses go thru when transported to these newly opened slaughter houses,.crammed in to cattle trailers,too many at a time. The weak or older ones are crushed by the others crammed in to those trailers..then the way they are killed and slaughtered?? In years past this stuff was sold to dog food companies..this because it was not safe or gov. approved for human consumption
Well this is NOT France.. is totally not accepted in the United States..We’ve plenty of beef lamb and pigs well chicken too.. Working with these wonderfully loyal beasts my whole life. They bond so with humans and are so eager to help or please.. is no need to slaughter and consume,,besides am certain now a severe bacteria am still fighting in my system appeared just hours after I bought beef?, from Aldi’s My state board of health is looking in to.. You people and these comments just sums up Americans in general...just sayin
If I were Aldi CEO, I would have sorted out which supplier the adulterated products came from in the first 24 hours, and filed civil and criminal charges within hours of confirming the products were not as labeled and who the suppliers were.
Odd, isn't it?
Put up a sign "Looters will be shot and put on the menu".