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Aldi confirms up to 100% horsemeat in beef products
guardian.co.uk ^ | Saturday 9 February 2013 08.20 EST

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Aldi became the latest supermarket to confirm its withdrawn beef products contained up to 100% horsemeat.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A spokesman for Aldi said random tests had shown that the products they had withdrawn contained between 30% and 100% horsemeat.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

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: aldi; aldis; beef; bute; horsemeat

1 posted on 02/10/2013 5:22:29 AM PST by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

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.


2 posted on 02/10/2013 5:27:45 AM PST by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: ruesrose

I wondered why I found bits of leather and a concho in my last batch of Aldi ground beef...


3 posted on 02/10/2013 5:31:05 AM PST by dinodino
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To: DeaconBenjamin

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.


4 posted on 02/10/2013 5:39:14 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: ruesrose
Hi Ho Triger! Away!
5 posted on 02/10/2013 5:42:16 AM PST by Average Al
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Post time already? Aren’t we putting the shopping cart before the horse?


6 posted on 02/10/2013 5:44:51 AM PST by So Circumstanced
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To: ruesrose

Oops! Wrong hores. Hi Yo Silver Away!


7 posted on 02/10/2013 5:47:00 AM PST by Average Al
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To: DeaconBenjamin
up to 100% horsemeat

"And not a speck of cereal!"

8 posted on 02/10/2013 5:51:52 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: ruesrose

Aldi is German owned,
that is why I go to Krogers,
and my son is the butcher there.


9 posted on 02/10/2013 5:52:07 AM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I once found a piece of rubber tire in my soup and the waiter said, “Yes, the automobile is replacing the horse”.


10 posted on 02/10/2013 5:56:01 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: elcid1970

Is there a Gallop poll on this question?


11 posted on 02/10/2013 5:56:34 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: count-your-change

LOL!!


12 posted on 02/10/2013 6:02:44 AM PST by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: elcid1970
Would horsemeat be acceptable if honestly labeled?

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.

13 posted on 02/10/2013 6:03:18 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia
I've heard that human is quite sweet.

No idea if there is a taste difference between white and dark meat, however.

Thought I'd pass that along since Omega got reelected.

14 posted on 02/10/2013 6:08:43 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Why high capacity magazines? Because there are so damn many liberals!)
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To: Freestate316

LOL!


15 posted on 02/10/2013 6:10:00 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Why high capacity magazines? Because there are so damn many liberals!)
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To: elcid1970
"Our specials today are Preakness Patties and Belmont Steaks...You can have those rare, medium or well-done - just choose: win, place or show".
16 posted on 02/10/2013 6:11:59 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Horse meat in foods?

Neigh! Neigh!

==

Soon, horses will be carrying those ‘eat mor chikin’ signs.

==


17 posted on 02/10/2013 6:15:13 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Aevery_Freeman
I've heard that human is quite sweet.

A.k.a., 'Long Pig' in some South Pacific cultures.


18 posted on 02/10/2013 6:20:46 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: andy58-in-nh

Heh, heh!

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!”

;^)


19 posted on 02/10/2013 6:21:33 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: DeaconBenjamin

“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.


20 posted on 02/10/2013 6:24:03 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: TomGuy

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.


21 posted on 02/10/2013 6:24:46 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: DeaconBenjamin

22 posted on 02/10/2013 6:40:35 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: elcid1970

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.


23 posted on 02/10/2013 6:47:03 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: DeaconBenjamin

In the documentary film “The Sky Above, The Mud Below”, I believe, human flesh was know as ‘long meat’.


24 posted on 02/10/2013 6:51:33 AM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: DeaconBenjamin

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.


25 posted on 02/10/2013 7:09:56 AM PST by moovova
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To: Aevery_Freeman

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.


26 posted on 02/10/2013 7:15:21 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Looks like poor or nonexistant supplier QC at the Aldi company - I’m sure shareholders will take note.


27 posted on 02/10/2013 7:15:28 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: ruesrose
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.

Me too...I hope it's Arabian Quarter Horse and not Shetland Pony...

28 posted on 02/10/2013 7:15:28 AM PST by Iscool (I love animals...barbequed, fried, grilled, stewed,,,,)
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To: ops33

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.


29 posted on 02/10/2013 7:22:19 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

The citizens and defenders of Vicksburg got over their “taste” for mule.


30 posted on 02/10/2013 8:05:46 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: ruesrose

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.


31 posted on 02/10/2013 8:12:22 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: ruesrose

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.


32 posted on 02/10/2013 8:13:54 AM PST by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: RetSignman

long pig.


33 posted on 02/10/2013 8:14:38 AM PST by Monty22002
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To: DeaconBenjamin

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.


34 posted on 02/10/2013 8:14:56 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: duffee

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

Soup
Mule Tail

Boiled
Mule Bacon with Poke Greens
Mule Ham Canvassed

Roast
Mule Sirloin
Mule Rump Stuffed with Rice

Entrees
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

Side dishes
Mule salad
Mule hoof soused
Mule brains a-la-omelette
Mule tongue cold a-la-bray

Meals at all hours. Gentlemen to wait upon themselves.


35 posted on 02/10/2013 8:23:16 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Never ask what the ‘Mystery Meat’ really is.


36 posted on 02/10/2013 8:27:44 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

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


37 posted on 03/26/2013 7:50:04 PM PDT by frostybritches
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To: dinodino

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


38 posted on 03/27/2013 5:03:50 AM PDT by frostybritches
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To: Average Al

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


39 posted on 03/27/2013 5:03:50 AM PDT by frostybritches
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To: ops33

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


40 posted on 03/27/2013 5:03:50 AM PDT by frostybritches
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To: DeaconBenjamin
The "dog that didn't bark" here, is that Aldi didn't file a lawsuit against the supplier.

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?

41 posted on 03/27/2013 5:09:16 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: rarestia
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.

Put up a sign "Looters will be shot and put on the menu".

42 posted on 03/27/2013 5:12:35 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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