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Aldi became the latest supermarket to confirm its withdrawn beef products contained up to 100% horsemeat.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A spokesman for Aldi said random tests had shown that the products they had withdrawn contained between 30% and 100% horsemeat.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.