Horse meat scandal in Europe reveals what could be a widespread practice of selling horse meat labeled as beef.
The French love their horse meat, I love my goat meat, while most people love their steak. Choice is good, but only when you know what’s inside the choice you are making.
Some slimy business people have been selling horse meat to consumers and calling it beef. Yikes! Call it horse meat-gate or horse meat scandal.
And don’t tell me that it’s a mistake, because it’s not. Horse meat sells for about $1 USD/kg while beef goes for about $5.5 USD/kg. The businesses involved knew what they were selling.
A BBC article reports that “French supplier Spanghero has apologised to UK consumers over the horsemeat, but denied selling it deliberately.” Yeah, right!
The same article says that UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA):
said that after 2,501 fresh tests no new products had been identified as containing more than 1% horsemeat. It said the 29 positive results were on seven previously withdrawn products.
So if it contains less than 1% horse meat it’s okey-dokey?
This is how horse meat found its way into human food products.
Interestingly, one of the supermarket chains implicated in this is called Aldi. I’ve seen their stores around here.