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HORSE MEAT SEAFOOD FRAUD-TIME TO GO VEGETARIAN?
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A recent two-year study on American seafood found compelling evidence of “seafood fraud.” Researchers found fish sold as snapper and tuna were likely to be mislabeled, 87 and 59 percent of the time, respectively. Overall, one-third of all samples used for the study were misidentified out of over a thousand samples taken.

Recently, The New York Times reported that for the first time since 2007, the USDA may allow the opening of a horse meat slaughtering establishment in New Mexico. If approved, horse meat would not necessarily be available in the Unites States for human consumption any time soon, but it’s understandable that the risk for cross-contamination might be a legitimate fear, given the situation in Europe and the greater proximity of this meat.

Because, “federal regulations require slaughterhouses to choose either cattle or horses to process,” according to ABC News, there is “little risk of horse meat tainting the beef supply in those countries where it is distributed,” authorities say.

But is there no risk? That was not stated.

What you eat is your business, meat lovers. I just wonder if in the last few days, given certain news stories, you’ve ever questioned what’s in your food as I have.(Demetria L. Lucas)


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sebekm commented on Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 23:14 PM

I've always been concerned that we really don't know what we're being fed. I've completely stopped patronizing fast food places due to concerns about food content and establishment hygiene. The straw that broke this camel's back was the wife contracting salmonella a few years back from (we are 100% certain) carry-out at Church's (sp?) Fried Chicken.

I think most of the population has probably unkowingly eaten horsemeat more than a few times over their lifespans. But with our system, we can only trust what the label says and rely on government oversight.

In that regard: oh woe is us....

mountain commented on Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 16:05 PM

What's the difference in heating horse meat than any other meat we eat today?

It must be that horses has feelings unlike cows and chickens.

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 19:26 PM

The difference may be...that were not accustomed to eating horse meat in the United States. There's no grocery store, meat market or restaurant or hunters selling horse Meat knowingly. I know people that sell Coon, Deer and Possum meat. Don't eat that either...

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 13:37 PM

I am told by a retired bird colonel friend of mine, that he has dined on horsemeat while in Japan. Seems it was looked upon as some sort of delicacy by the Japanese. (at least at that particular restaurant.)

sebekm commented on Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 22:41 PM

They supposedly like dogs and cats in Korea, too.

timeontarget commented on Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 at 08:02 AM

Hardly any meat produced on the corporate farms now is as healthy as it was fifty years ago.

sebekm commented on Monday, Apr 08, 2013 at 13:15 PM

I saw an online article yesterday which said that a food product produced by IKEA (known world-wide principally for their affordable, European-style furniture) called "Moose Lasagna" was being recalled because they found that it contained pork. After the article, there was this priceless comment by one poster:

"Does the moose lasagna come fully assembled or knocked-down?"


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