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Horsemeat: Extra Tests To Include Sandwiches
Sandwiches sold in cafes are to be checked as part of a wider investigation into the horsemeat scandal.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) says 514 products will be sampled as part of its "expanded" survey.
The checks will be carried out by at least 28 local authorities across the UK and will include both pre-packed and loose food.
"This will give us as full a picture as we can possibly have," an FSA spokesman said.
"We became aware that the issue was bigger than just burgers and it became sensible to look into other products too."
Initial checks by the FSA on 2,500 samples of minced beef products including burgers and meatballs found seven products contained horsemeat.
Affected products included frozen spaghetti bolognese sold by Tesco, lasagne on sale at Aldi and burgers sold by the Co-operative.
Further FSA tests will include samples of chilli con carne, cottage pie, ravioli and cannelloni, as well as kebabs, gelatine, and stock cubes.
Initial findings will be released at the end of the month and the FSA will confirm whether it has taken any action in April.
In other developments, Nestle removed Buitoni brand beef pasta meals from supermarkets in Italy and Spain after it discovered traces of horse DNA.
A company spokesman said: "There is no food safety issue, but the mislabelling of products means they fail to meet the very high standards consumers expect from us."
Meanwhile, the House of Commons said four beef products had been withdrawn from its catering outlets as a "precautionary measure".
Tests confirmed the products contained no horse DNA.
what do you think?
This is a good time 2 bcum a vegetarian the thought of eating ny meat all is just stomach churnin
Yes those lovely rows of chemically sprayed veg to kill off the millions of insect larvae snails and slugs infesting them. mmmm tasty. Oh I forgot fed on animal waste. Hope I didn't put you off Sandra.
Lol seriously its freakin me out an i didnt even count the pesticides an chemicals lol
Sandra, splash out go to the butchers and get yourself a nice fillet steak done with mushrooms under the grill or do a roast rack of lamb and you'll soon get over your aversion.Oh and do some fresh baked buns to go with it eaten just out the oven with proper butter,washed down with a few glasses of red.
....now you're talking my language !
Bjnk there is nothing wrong with eating veg fed on animal waste. As long as the animals are herbivores you wouldnt want to put cat sh@t on your cauliflowers and eat them
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No doubt if the house of lunatics is found to have eaten it no stone will be left unturned,hence the extra tests, they wont be worried about the population just themselves as usual.
Be a different story if we were all starving, horse meat would be delicious. Don't know what all the fuss is all about
sigh...i can't be bothered anymore, I really can't....thumbs down Robert.
If you're worried about eating horse meat then choose chicken, turkey or fish!! Maybe from now on all red meats should carry a warning of ' may contain nuts blah blah & horsemeat'...people will then make a choice :O)
what a load of bull.so we ate some horse meat...its better for you than beef from a cow..
Where else do you get beef from ?
That's right beef does come from cows
sigh...i can't be bothered anymore, I really can't....thumbs down david.
At least my local butcher can be trusted, he buys from local farmers whom in turn buy from him. Traceability is not a problem, he must have it by law! Otherwise the environmental health would close him down. Makes you wonder how the supermarkets have gotten away with not having to haveit?