And if I read the story aright, only ONE out of 27 burgers tested contained neither horse nor pig, but beef only. Step forward good old M&S.
Marks & Spencer 'Simply M&S beefburgers' were the only brand found by the FSAI to contain neither pork nor horse and were 100 per cent beef.
Now it's pretty obvious that the supermarkets selling these products should be prosecuted under the Trades Descriptions Act, if nothing else. I can't really think that a small corner shop has much option but to believe the supplier. Not so for the big beasts. They spend enough time beating people down on price, but don't seem to worry about quality.
And prosecutions should then move up the chain.
An investigation into the production of beef burgers containing horse meat is focusing on imported ingredients, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said last night.
Those naughty foreigners, eh ?
Hang on ... what's this at Lingfield this afternoon ?
|Blue Square Bet Maiden Fillies' Stakes |
Class 5, £4000.00 added, 3yo plus, £2727.00 penalty
|1(4)||90||Elusive||Miss A Stokell||7||9 13||Ann Stokell (5)|
|2(1)||Lily Edge||J J Bridger||4||9 13||K T O'Neill|
|3(5)||33-2||Lady Lunchalot (USA)||J S Moore||3||8 7||L Morris|
|4(3)||8-||Maxi Dress (IRE)||J H M Gosden||3||8 7||R Havlin|
|5(7)||4-||Mistral Wind (IRE)||E A L Dunlop||3||8 7||C Catlin|
|6(2)||03-||Star Sequence||H Palmer||3||8 7||Martin Dwyer|
|7(6)||5-||Tesco Value Burger (IRE)||R Broadbent||3||8 7||Philip Clarke|