Comments on: Horsemeat hysteria http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/12/horsemeat-hysteria/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: K.MacKenzie http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/12/horsemeat-hysteria/#comment-13970 Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:13:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1439#comment-13970 I don’t have any problem with eating horsemeat; the problem for me is more the idea that the companies had so little control over their own products, that they managed to be a completely different animal and they had no idea. As someone else remarked, how do I know I’m not eating dog or rat? Although the drugs weren’t found in the meat, if it’s a complete mystery as to even what animal the products come from, how can we be sure they have any sort of control over the drugs and chemicals used, or anything really? And what about sanitation?
It’s not eating horse that bothers me, it’s the thought of what else I might have been eating…

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By: mikemm http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/12/horsemeat-hysteria/#comment-13924 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:30:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1439#comment-13924 Truth in labeling is the real issue here. If the label said “may contain other mammals” or “contains at least 40% meat of bovine origin” then there wouldn’t be the same legal issue. No doubt, people would still want to know what the other content was, but that’s just more details of what the labeling should or has to include.

Almost every food product we buy has some amout of things not listed as ingredients, but quantities are small and the line has to be drawn somewhere.

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By: Burns0011 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/12/horsemeat-hysteria/#comment-13922 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:44:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1439#comment-13922 It was never the fact that it is horse meat. It was the fact that its use was *concealed* and that it had been ‘mislabeled’ as an ingredient. The EU also is comprised of countries that often have fierce food purity laws. The question is, was this an honest if completely avoidable mistake, or was it done as a cost cutting measure in order to boost profits at the processing company?

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By: Skittler http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/12/horsemeat-hysteria/#comment-13921 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 02:01:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1439#comment-13921 Fish fingers, with no fingers, Mole Sauce with no moles! People forget that the British, and I am one, don’t like to be conned, cheated and taken for a ride. We eat deer, ostrich, eels and many other things, so it’s not really the fact that it’s horse, though the problem of antibiotic content was real.
Some people don’t like the idea, as they have ridden horses, young girls love them and have been brought up to think it wrong to eat something you love. It’s more a cultural thing I suppose, they love to see them racing and jumping over jumps, but don’t like to think about eating them.
People have often looked across the channel and seen the French devouring horse meat and some Scandinavians and though how wrong it was, it’s all in how we were raised.
It would be like asking most people to eat Dolphins or Whales, I know some do, but mostly it is frowned on around the world,a s they are very intelligent creatures and we some of us Brits endow horses with the same intelligence and to be fair they are fairly bright.Same reason most people don’t eat dogs I suppose.

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By: Renox http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/12/horsemeat-hysteria/#comment-13920 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:14:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1439#comment-13920 I think that the Media completely missed the point here, or perhaps intentionally trying to avoid the real issue.
People thought that they were buying beef but it turned out to be something else. How many other PROCESSED food items are mislabeled? What else is in this “lasagne” stuff?
Ratmeat,dogs and cats? Hey anything goes! A bit of MSG and you will not be able to taste the difference. What’s in the drinking water? Is the sugar and millions of other foods items containing fructose really non GMOs? Who can tell? It is wise to avoid Processed food from now on!

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By: MIKEROL http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/02/12/horsemeat-hysteria/#comment-13919 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:08:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1439#comment-13919 It is a sad day when the once great Jack Shafer has been reduced to ranting about horse meat!
http://www.facebook.com/mike.roloff1?ref =name

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