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Subject:  Re: Don't Show This To A Baby Boomer Date:  1/19/2013  7:58 PM
Author:  LuckyDog2002 Number:  667281 of 841390

oh what's a litte rat in food......try horsemeat or pig meat in what was supposed to be beef hamburger.....oh deer!

Horse meat found in burgers — traces of pig, too
Horse meat and pig meat were found in burgers and ground beef sold at Ireland's biggest supermarkets. Traces of pig DNA appear in 85 percent of the tested meat, and one burger was roughly 30 percent horse meat.

I'm sorry you're going to have to wade through some stuff, I don't know how to cut it out with this iPad...on the desktop, it's simple not on this though.

By Raphael Satter, Associated Press / January 15, 2013

Horse meat made up 30 percent of a burger labeled as ground beef, an Irish food watchdog group found. Traces of horse DNA and/or pig DNA appear in more than 85 percent of the tested burger products sold by some of the country's biggest supermarkets. This picture shows the Tesco meat counter at a store in southern England.

Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters / File

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Horse meat, horse DNA, and pig DNA were found in burgers and other ground beef products, announced an Irish food safety watchdog. One burger, sold by global retailer Tesco, was made of roughly 30 percent horse meat.

In Pictures: Mmmmmmmmm... That's a lot of meat!

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Ireland's Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney blamed a lone meat processor in County Monaghan, on the border with Northern Ireland, for the horse meat find, which he called "totally unacceptable." Coveney told state broadcaster RTE that an imported additive used to make the burger appears to have been packed with horse meat.

The additive was "either falsely labeled, or somebody made a mistake, or somebody was behaving recklessly. That allowed some horse meat product to come into the system that shouldn't have been here," he said, adding that veterinarians had been dispatched to the meat processor and other factories to conduct more tests.

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"A mistake has been made here, it has been flagged by our systems as it should have been, and we wil