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Horse meat found in Ikea's Swedish meatballs
AP ^

Posted on 02/25/2013 5:47:05 AM PST by Perdogg

Swedish furniture giant Ikea was drawn into Europe's widening food labeling scandal Monday as authorities said they had detected horse meat in frozen meatballs labeled as beef and pork and sold in 13 countries across the continent.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: foodsafety; foodsupply; horsemeat; ikea; meatballs; newvegan

1 posted on 02/25/2013 5:47:10 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

That’s why they’re so TASTY!


2 posted on 02/25/2013 5:52:32 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Perdogg

But the big question is “Do they taste good?”


3 posted on 02/25/2013 5:52:53 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Perdogg

I would try horse meat but I would like to know that is what it was.


4 posted on 02/25/2013 5:55:29 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: Perdogg

Where did people think all those huge herds of mustangs that roam the American Southwest were disappearing to?

Dogs can eat only so much canned food, you know. And more and more, that is being made up of plant products.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 5:57:15 AM PST by alloysteel (What is all too obvious, is not obvious to all. Until it is too late to reverse course.)
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To: Perdogg

I’m pretty sure I’m not the first person who’s thought of this, but a lot of this horsemeat comes from Romania, from facilities allegedly controlled by organized crime there.

As we all know, organized crime has a funny way of making its enemies conveniently, and permanently, disappear. Think....Jimmy Hoffa, etc.,

So - anyone else putting two and two together? I hope they’re testing for more than horse DNA.

Just sayin’.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 6:01:02 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

eeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww


7 posted on 02/25/2013 6:03:37 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Hoffa.......The ‘other white meat’..........


8 posted on 02/25/2013 6:20:07 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Perdogg

Swedish Meatballs?.........Next thing you know they’ll be finding it in lutefisk!.........


9 posted on 02/25/2013 6:23:50 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: yldstrk

There’s nothing really ‘bad’ about horse meat, per se, but the problems stems from the veterinary drugs that may be found in a horse that would then be found in the food product.........


10 posted on 02/25/2013 6:30:03 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Perdogg

I LIKE HORSE MEAT!!!


11 posted on 02/25/2013 6:30:10 AM PST by TheGunny
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To: Red Badger

the reason I replied was the implication that there could be human meat mixed in which was suggested by another poster.

Now I understand why the family butcher I buy from grinds their own


12 posted on 02/25/2013 6:33:06 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
My uncle - who survived the Great War (the first war to end all wars) - said that horse was OK, but he always preferred mule because it was sweeter.

I took his word for it.

13 posted on 02/25/2013 6:36:12 AM PST by wbill
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To: yldstrk

Taste like chicken?........


14 posted on 02/25/2013 6:37:20 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Perdogg
WTF CAT
15 posted on 02/25/2013 6:38:16 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: yldstrk; Red Badger

I’m being partially facetious - I do have a dark sense of humor - but on the other hand, it’s a distinct possibility.

When I first read that a lot of the horsemeat being found in Europe was coming out of Romanian abattoirs linked to Romanian organized crime, my first thought was, “Uh huh. Any unsolved disappearances in Romania lately, huh?”

It’s gross, to be sure, but it’s not a possibility I can’t entirely dismiss either.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 6:44:43 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: alloysteel

I was visiting some relatives in New Mexico several years ago and we went to a small grocery store to buy steaks. The meat they bought didn’t look like beef. It was extremely dark, it didn’t taste quite like beef either but it was good. The relatives said it was NM beef but I said I thought it was elk. I have eaten elk meat many times, they had not, it was elk.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 6:46:39 AM PST by Ditter
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

you never know. If you have a food processor you can grind your own beef.


18 posted on 02/25/2013 6:46:50 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: b4its2late
Ruh roh.


19 posted on 02/25/2013 6:48:46 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Hannibal Lechter Abattoirs?......


20 posted on 02/25/2013 6:55:30 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Human would be easier to disguise as pork. The taste is similar. So I'm told.
(cannibals somewhere referred to human meat as ‘long pig’)
21 posted on 02/25/2013 7:25:57 AM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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Horse?

22 posted on 02/25/2013 7:37:25 AM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: RadiationRomeo

It was Polynesian cannibals that referred to people as ‘long pig’.

We have a local butcher’s chain in the Moravian-Silesia region that I go to for what I want. It’s actually slightly cheaper here to go to a butcher than to a supermarket. Lower markups.

When I crave Hebrew National hot dogs, there’s a Turkish mini-market here that carries them. It’s the only place I’ve seen in this region that has them.


23 posted on 02/25/2013 7:39:08 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: PeteB570

Tastes like glue?

Just wait until IKEA serves solent green.


24 posted on 02/25/2013 7:49:54 AM PST by bgill
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To: Perdogg

The race is not alwys to the Swift’s.


25 posted on 02/25/2013 8:04:33 AM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Red Badger

Soylent hoffa?


26 posted on 02/25/2013 8:04:48 AM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: Perdogg

Does no one here on Free Republic remember that Obama authorized by executive order on Thanksgiving Day the eight horse slaughterhouses here in the US? And just where do you all think that horsemeat is going? To IKEA?? THINK AGAIN!!!


27 posted on 02/25/2013 8:05:06 AM PST by browniexyz
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To: Perdogg

A “Swedish Meatball and Furniture” store?


28 posted on 02/25/2013 8:10:46 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Perdogg
"How could you? ... Willl..bur?"

29 posted on 02/25/2013 8:11:05 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

(Rules)

“Will..burr...wh-what are you doing with that chainsawww!!!?”


30 posted on 02/25/2013 8:15:04 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Perdogg

That’s what happens when you buy your meat and glue from the same supplier......


31 posted on 02/25/2013 8:17:49 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: PeteB570
"But the big question is “Do they taste good?”

Kind of like 'spotted owl'...

No more Swedish meatballs for me!

32 posted on 02/25/2013 8:40:49 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Perdogg

“Waiter—are these whip marks on my steak? Oh, the hugh manatee ... Wilbur!”
Mr. Ed


33 posted on 02/25/2013 8:42:27 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Perdogg

Taste like Chicken...


34 posted on 02/25/2013 8:48:51 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Perdogg

So what? It says “meat balls”. Just be glad it’s meat and not the other.


35 posted on 02/25/2013 9:50:01 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: elcid1970
“Will..burr...wh-what are you doing with that chainsawww!!!?”
"i'm feeling (somewhat) peckish" ...
*thinking horse-hash*

36 posted on 02/25/2013 10:11:23 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Perdogg

“Mamma Mia, that’s a spicy meatball.”


37 posted on 02/25/2013 10:12:32 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TangoLimaSierra

“Parts is Parts.”


38 posted on 02/25/2013 10:18:34 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

What ‘Triggered’ the investigation?


39 posted on 02/25/2013 3:04:34 PM PST by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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