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Tesco Horse Meat Burgers May Have Been Made From 'Diseased Animals'

Health & Wellness  (tags: Burgers, Tesco, Eating Horse Meat In Britain, Horse DNA, Horse Burgers, Horse Meat, Horse Meat For Food, Tesco Horse Burgers, UK News )

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Burgers containing horse meat could have been made from "diseased or injured animals", according to environmental health experts. Health concerns have been raised by the Society of Chief Officers of Environment Health in Scotland

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Julie E (405)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 7:35 pm

Not may, more like, We Have!
AHHH! See Tesco's disclosure on the bottom of the article.
I am getting closer everyday to becoming vegan.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 7:59 pm
OMG, please say I am reading this wrong...

gabriela v (172)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:01 am

Eternal G (745)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:11 am
I wouldn't put that past them, whatever makes a quick buck...

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:11 am
very disturbing & disgusting.

juan G (15)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:30 am
no coments,fortunately I'm vegan

Animae C (516)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:02 am
GREED.... yep a quick buck!

Nice to see "a reported 300 million was wiped off Tesco's stock market value."

Vivien Green (153)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:00 am
Noted thank you Julie.
The only solution against eating contaminated meat is TO BECOME A VEGAN!!!!!!!

Silvia Gonzalez (37)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:05 am

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:47 am

Rock H (254)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:52 am
Thanks Julie. Pass me the organic veggies, please.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:32 am
Terrible! Just the thought of eating horse meat makes me sick to my stomach! That would be like eating cat or dog!! Urrgghhhh...

paul m (93)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:00 am

Can this happen again ? Has it happened before, undetected ??

Louise D (44)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:12 am
It is not a surprise as there was horse meat that ended up killing dogs turned out to be from horses that had been put down due to injury and illness. Horses are simply not bred for meat in the UK so the only source of the meat would be from diseased animals. Given there are people stealing pet sheep & goats to sell as meat it is no surprise that horses are also ending up in the meat trade especially with Supermarkets wanting cheap meat this is the case, though I do remember seeing a pair of dodgy characters offering to buy dead sheep carcasses and ear tags during lambing, but then there are people who actually shoot sheep and steal them from fields.

Christeen A (368)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:15 am
I am totally grossed out by this.

donnaa D (14)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:17 am
makes it more imperative that one goes meatless

Jim P (3257)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:18 am
Horse invades Tesco looking for his relatives:

Spoof on Tesco Products:

The company did come out and apologize. Statement in article. It is a lot more than some companies
of the food industry has done. As far as I know, not one company has come out to apologize for
putting GMO's into our everyday food supply.

Ty, Julie.

penny C (83)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:18 am

Barbara K (60)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:32 am
Never horsemeat for me. I hope it isn't used in the cat food I buy for my cats. This is really disgusting that a company is so greedy that they kill beautiful animals that are not bread for human consumption because they can buy them cheap. Of course, people will get sick. Shame on Tesco. Hope they get sued out of business. Thanks, Julie for the posting on this.

Sandi C (98)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:41 am
that would be like eating my pet.

Mary S (1)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:51 am
Often wonder how many businesses have been ruined by "may", "someone said", "might have", and any other scare tactic. Please, if you have the facts print it, if not keep your mouth shut and get proof.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:52 am
Food poisoning is an issue

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:56 am

jenny H (7)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:07 am
Slightly sensationalist reporting - it *may* have come from diseased animals, but the likelihood is that it did not. Still unacceptable, obviously, but it does irritate me that things are reported in such a manner.

My children and I are vegan, and eat very little prepared food...I like knowing what I am eating. It really ought to be possible to trust ingredients lists, but I guess this is what comes from cheap rubbish being passed off as food.

Mike M (40)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:54 am
GO Vegan

Jarmila bernathova (24)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 7:58 am

. (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:11 am

James W (257)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:15 am
Maybe we should feed the horses members of Tesco's board.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:52 am
sadly noted--digusting

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:53 am

naomi cohen (55)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:00 am
as a human, i am nauseated. as a vegan, i am revolted. all in all, i highly recommend is better for the animals, and morally and physically better for us. thank you, julie!

Kay M (347)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:07 am

Craig Pittman (52)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:20 am
I quite agree with Jim. As well I am a flexitarian ie. I do still eat a little meat but it comes from the farm next door. No GMO, no growth hormones and antibiotics and the animals are free range. The bulk of the food I eat comes from my garden. You don't need much space to grow a lot of what you need.
Thanks for the story Julie.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:24 am
"In addition, the burgers that tested positive for horse DNA were then tested for the presence of phenylbutazone, a commonly-used medicine in horses that is not allowed in the food chain, and all of the results were negative."

On Friday, the UK's Food Ethics Council said that the destruction of up to 10 million burgers is morally and ethically wrong.

Morrally and ethically wrong to destroy tainted food?!!!!


c p (46)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 10:31 am
horses are not food

Barbara F (47)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:16 am
WHO AND WHY are horses even getting into our food? THIS IS DISGRACEFUL!! NOTED!

Suzanne L (99)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:20 am
Sad, disgusting, crazy.

Winn A (179)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:06 pm
OMG - disgusting - greed and money is at the heart of this.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:45 pm
OMG!! Disgusting to say the least.... :-((((((((

Jan Garen (86)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:54 pm
Can't understand why it is alright to murder cows, sheep and pigs but not horses. To me they all have a right to a life free from harm and NOT to end up on anyone's plate. The terror in the slaughter houses and the beatings and the cruel barbaric treatment is felt as keenly by cows, pigs and sheep (especially the babies) as it is by horses.

Maria S (95)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:06 pm
Sadly noted.

Michela M (3964)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:10 pm
Disgusting!! Noted

janet f (29)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:11 pm
Maybe it takes people thinking they're eating diseased horses for them to finally stop eating so much meat. This would certainly stop me.

DORIS L (61)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:11 pm
Greed trumps all.

Sharon F (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:36 pm
I was at a forum with nice people (who know how to listen) on worker and animal welfare. During a break a man in the meat business asked why I do not eat meat. Reply: Do not find it very appetizing to be chewing on a dead animal's butt muscles.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:45 pm
Very disturbing.

Edwin M (346)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:04 pm
Greed rears it's ugly head once again.thanks Julie

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:10 pm
OMG thats so disgusting im soooo glad i dont eat meat or i'd be sick to my stomache great post Julie noted

Natalie V (27)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:26 pm

Ruth M (235)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:29 pm
I would like to point out that it wasn't just Tesco affected by this there was also Iceland and others including local Asian shops which according to a newspaper undercover report these Asian shops are still selling it!!!
As far as I know Tesco are the only ones who have apologised! Also it appears that an Irish (south) factory is responsible for this abomination and I hope is shut down shut down permanently and the owner heavily fined & jailed for their greed!!!

Laurie H (817)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:41 pm
NOTHING would surprise me ----I don't eat any meat---veggies for me!! Thank you Julie for sending and posting my friend!!!!

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:44 pm
Not only what is in the food that humans eat, but it's also disgusting what is given to animals to eat, at least here in the USA, which in turn is eaten by the humans.

A list of what animals are fed....then we eat the animal.

Same Species Meat
Diseased Animals
Feathers, Hair, Skin, Hooves, and Blood
Manure and Other Animal Waste
Drugs and Chemicals
Unhealthy Amounts of Grains

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:44 pm
Noted thanks

Russell R (87)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:06 pm
The story that I read said that they found horse and pig DNA in the burgers and it also came from two different meat processing plants

Sergio Padilla (65)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:17 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:24 pm
HELLO PEOPLE!!!!!! Time to get it MEAT will kill you one way or another.eating flesh is barbaric unless you have no other choice

John B (185)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:25 pm
Thanks Julie for providing the link to the article and to Barbara f. for the heads up on your post Julie. Interesting article and info on the burger producers and their products. Read and noted.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:10 pm
Yes, this is disgusting--no, this is not surprising.

Kim O (396)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:39 pm
Barf!!! That's all I can say.

Karen R (87)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:45 am
very disturbing!

Ruth C (87)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:09 am
I agree with Naomi Cohen.

Thomas P (280)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:51 am
Noted...thanks Julie

paul m (93)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:13 am

Noted ,,,,

Melania P (122)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:15 am
Shame! Thanks, noted.

M B (62)
Monday January 21, 2013, 11:07 am
that's sick !

Sara Williams (8)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:25 pm
Why am I not surprised.

Talya H (10)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:01 pm

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:00 pm
If so I guess you could say that the horse got the last laugh.

Shirley B (5)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:15 pm

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:31 pm
Go Vegan
I hope they get sued for this stunt

Yulan Lawson (156)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:52 pm
Wow, thanks for letting us know.

Vera T (2)
Monday January 21, 2013, 10:05 pm
I think if anyone had seen the Sky News insert about slaughtering 3 horses together in a small confined space and not stunning them properly and hearing the moans and groans coming from them, they would have turned instant vegetarian. It also depends where your affections lie. When a Korean child was chastised about killing and eating dogs he said but then you eat sweet little lambs - depends on your perception of each species - they are all living creatuires and all suffer pain and distress.

. (0)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 12:54 pm
This is awful and clearly should not have happened but it did - we should bear in mind however that this is one incident that has been discovered, I am left wondering how many times we are buying and eating food that doesn't only contain what it says on the label!

Robert O (12)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:26 am
Yuck! Thanks Julie!

Syera N (7)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:02 am
Eew disgusting! Thanks Julie for letting me know.
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