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Topic # 113414 16-Jan-2013 13:13
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Horse found in Irish burgers

Man: Dollar each way on number 13

TAB: Do you want fries with that?

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  Reply # 745683 16-Jan-2013 13:31
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I'm just shocked and astounded that they found actual mammal meat in a hamburger patty!

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  Reply # 745691 16-Jan-2013 13:35
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better test NZ ones ... we grow horses here too

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  Reply # 745693 16-Jan-2013 13:39
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I know for a fact that NZ exports disassembled slow racehorses to France where horse is a normal meat to eat.

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  Reply # 745697 16-Jan-2013 13:45
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Here is the first photo of the horse burger

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  Reply # 745698 16-Jan-2013 13:46
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I once knew a guy married to a Swedish woman. His favourite meat that she would cook him came from a Swedish deli and it was called something like (I don't remember the exact word) 'herstshrift'. He spoke a little Swedish, naturally, and the literal translation of the word was 'horse meat'.

He told us that one day he asked her, 'So, what does herstshrift actually mean?'
'It means "horse meat".' she replied, with an odd look.
'Yes, I know it means horse meat, but why do they call it that?'
'Because it means horse meat.'
'Yes, yes, look, I know that herstshrift means horse meat, but what I want to know is, why do they call it horse meat?'
'Because they take a horse, kill it, chop it up, and then I cook it for you. It's horse meat.'
'Bbbbbut I LIKE horses!'
'Yes, I know, it's your favourite meat.'

She really didn't get that he was horrified once he found out.




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  Reply # 745700 16-Jan-2013 13:54
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In the early 80's a story went round my school that a local takeaway was using horsemeat in burgers. It was just something to talk about when eating the burgers. I assumed it was true at the time without any question.

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  Reply # 745702 16-Jan-2013 14:01
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On a side note, horse meat is delicious...

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  Reply # 745707 16-Jan-2013 14:20
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gcorgnet: On a side note, horse meat is delicious...

Cut into schnitzel sized slices, cooked medium-well done, and served as a sandwich on fresh white thick bread, with a smidge of butter, and horseradish.

Absolutely yummy.




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  Reply # 745774 16-Jan-2013 16:08
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Wow. Shergar really has gone a long way

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  Reply # 745958 16-Jan-2013 21:33
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Talking of burger joints and unusual ingredient, there was the story about some lads turning up at the local burger bar at a particularly busy time with a couple of road kill opposums which they slapped onto the counter and said "That's the last ones we're delivering until you pay us for the last lot we supplied to you".




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  Reply # 745998 16-Jan-2013 22:24
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What alerted them to the issue? Had there been complaints from people suffering with the trots?




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  Reply # 746019 16-Jan-2013 22:56
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MikeSkyrme: What alerted them to the issue? Had there been complaints from people suffering with the trots?


DNNeigh testing, I believe.




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  Reply # 746035 16-Jan-2013 23:20
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The things one learns providing IT support to an abbatoir...


Most interesting location I've had for the server rack was in an abattoir.  

If you were in the back of the rack you'd be leaning on this pane of perspex and directly behind that animals were landing after being electric shocked a level up.  Whereupon they'd get promptly get their throat slit...

It was quite unnerving to sit there and have this loud and constant *thump... thump... thump...* happening behind you.

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  Reply # 746045 16-Jan-2013 23:39
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Burgers are fast food. You wouldn't expect snail meat.

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  Reply # 746051 16-Jan-2013 23:57
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Read that as "Calling all Geekzone twits", arrived and realised my presence hadn't been requested after all.

Saw this news today too, wished I was eating horse meat burgers, it is indeed delicious.




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