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Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

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View PostTombstone Mountain, on 13 February 2013 - 11:12 AM, said:

Nice..chicken is at least safe right? Next thing you know they'll be issuing warnings about chicken actually is pigeon.



TM, have you ever eaten squab? It's very good, and tastes a bit like duck. Not a lot of meat on those bones, but better than chicken in many ways.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

Seriously, Where did the puke button go - and can we have it back and trade in one of these :nya nya: :NP: :hockey: :hail: :d13: :guitar: :moose: :macallan: :digi:

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

View Postlibrarian, on 14 February 2013 - 03:58 PM, said:

Seriously, Where did the puke button go - and can we have it back and trade in one of these :nya nya: :NP: :hockey: :hail: :d13: :guitar: :moose: :macallan: :digi:

It must've gone when we had the upgrade for the forum... I miss the puke button too.  :(

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

The People Demand Puke!!!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:12 PM

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Seriously, Where did the puke button go - and can we have it back and trade in one of these :nya nya: :NP: :hockey: :hail: :d13: :guitar: :moose: :macallan: :digi:


That was funny... !!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

I haven't read this entire thread... way too many posts for this frost-bitten Canadian boy's brain right now. So, maybe this has already been mentioned - I don't know why they don't sell horse meat like they do beef, pork and poultry. I know a guy who ate Zebra in Africa and he said it was delicuous... where I live we eat a lot of moose. Basically any ungulate (hooved animal) would be good for food. Elk, deer, cattle, hogs, lamb, goat, sheep, caribou, pronghorn (antelope), bison and many others.

If we can get beyond the images of a cute little 12 year old kid riding a horse in a coral, we might be able to eat the damn things. It wouldn't hurt anyone, it could be raised like any othjer domestic animal for food.  I'm all for it.

But, then again, I'm this weird dude who lives way back in the bush in northern Canadia.  I guarantee I've eaten a lot of things that most people haven't. (No, I'm NOT talking about that...)

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:23 AM



not to :beathorse:  but, it's spreading—America is probably next



Czech Republic is latest to detect undeclared horsemeat

Horsemeat found in European frozen supermarket and hospital meals, and school lunches

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Posted: Feb 20, 2013 8:39 AM ET

Last Updated: Feb 20, 2013 1:08 PM ET

Posted ImageEmployee Irmgard Hess takes a sample of minced meat in the food control laboratory institute Eurofins in Ebersberg, east of Munich on Monday. The samples of minced meat are tested for the presence of horse meat as a precaution. (Michaela Rehle/Reuters)
The Czech Republic became the latest country to detect horse meat in food products labeled as beef in a widening European food labeling scandal, officials said Wednesday.
The discovery was made by the state-run Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority. DNA tests detected horse meat in lasagna Bolognese made by frozen food processor Tavola S. A. Comigel and sold at a Tesco store in the western city of Plzen, the agency said Wednesday. Tesco was ordered to recall it, and tests continue.
In Romania, 100 kilograms of horse meat mislabeled as beef was found in Bucharest, the agriculture ministry said Wednesday. Ministry spokesman Achim Irimescu told national news agency Agerpres that the meat which was detected Tuesday had been correctly labeled at source. There were no further details about where the meat was being sold.
Romania was at the origin of the horse meat scandal, with tons of horse meat from Romanian abattoirs exported to France, where it was processed into ready-made meals. Romanian authorities said that the meat had been correctly labeled as horse and the fraud had occurred further down the food supply chain.
Horse meat has turned up across Europe in frozen supermarket meals such as burgers and lasagna, in beef pasta sauce, on restaurant menus, in school lunches and in hospital meals.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

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The People Demand Puke!!!

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

View Postlibrarian, on 14 February 2013 - 03:58 PM, said:

Seriously, Where did the puke button go - and can we have it back and trade in one of these :nya nya: :NP: :hockey: :hail: :d13: :guitar: :moose: :macallan: :digi:

Steal these.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

View Postlibrarian, on 14 February 2013 - 03:58 PM, said:

Seriously, Where did the puke button go - and can we have it back and trade in one of these :nya nya: :NP: :hockey: :hail: :d13: :guitar: :moose: :macallan: :digi:
errrr we're not trading these:

:hail: :d13: :NP: :guitar: :nya nya:  these are TRF smiley classics!

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

A chef in Philadelphia has now put horse on the menu...no joke. Apparently Italians love the stuff in sandwiches...Filly Cheesesteaks.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

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Filly Cheesesteaks.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:04 AM

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View Postlibrarian, on 14 February 2013 - 03:58 PM, said:

Seriously, Where did the puke button go - and can we have it back and trade in one of these :nya nya: :NP: :hockey: :hail: :d13: :guitar: :moose: :macallan: :digi:
errrr we're not trading these:

:hail: :d13: :NP: :guitar: :nya nya:  these are TRF smiley classics!

Hey Duckie, you're willing to trade in these?????.... :macallan: :digi:

:huh:

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 23 February 2013 - 04:51 PM, said:

A chef in Philadelphia has now put horse on the menu...no joke. Apparently Italians love the stuff in sandwiches...Filly Cheesesteaks.
He's also serving Philly Filet Mignon—mmmmmm

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

IKEA's Iconic Meatball Drawn Into Horse-Meat Scandal






    By ANNA MOLIN And JOHN D. STOLL



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    IKEA temporarily stopped selling meatballs at some of its European stores after inspectors discovered traces of horse meat in the furniture giant's signature food item. Dr. Richard Fielding, a professor at the University of Hong Kong's school of public health, talks about how the case shines a light on the problems of global food production.
    STOCKHOLM—IKEA's store on the outskirts of Sweden's biggest city teemed with the usual swell of activity Monday evening, as shoppers snapped up everything from AA-size batteries to flat-pack bookcases and sofas.
    But one iconic product was absent: the meatballs.


    Meatballs Off the Menu







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    IKEA on Monday recalled a batch of meatballs that had been distributed to 21 European countries after food regulators found traces of horse meat in the meatballs.


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    The Swedish furniture giant was drawn into Europe's growing food-safety scandal after food inspectors in the Czech Republic found traces of horse meat in a batch of IKEA's signature food item.
    While the scandal has been raging in Europe for weeks, many of the tainted products were relatively obscure. Not so for the IKEA meatball—an estimated 150 million of which are consumed around the world.
    IKEA relies on food sales for 5% of its €27 billion ($35.6 billion) in revenue.
    The store in Stockholm, for instance, features several cafeterias that typically have meatballs on the menu.
    On Monday, however, signs that traditionally advertise those dishes had been removed and the main menu item was a beef with cream sauce and potatoes.






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    IKEA billboards advertising meatballs have now been taken down.
    The furor has raised concerns about the complex network of slaughterhouses and suppliers that handle food on its way to the dinner table, and the controls governing cross-border transportation of food.
    The matter has already implicated some of the biggest food companies and meat producers in Europe, including Switzerland-based Nestlé SA, the largest food company by revenue, and Ireland's ABP Food Group's Silvercrest Foods.
    At a meeting of farm ministers in Brussels after the IKEA discovery came to light, officials said they will work harder to coordinate investigations related to horse meat. Horse meat often costs less than a quarter the price of beef.
    "In terms of preventing fraud, we will have to mainstream in some way across the [European Union] the use of DNA testing to establish and confirm for consumers that what they think they are eating is actually what they are eating," Irish farm minister Simon Coveney said.
    Farm ministers agreed to send information produced from national investigations into the horse-meat scandal to Europol, the police-coordinating body in The Hague that supports multinational criminal investigations.
    "It's quite clear we're faced with a Europe-wide criminal activity," said British farm minister Owen Paterson.—Matthew Dalton in Brussels and Ellen Emmerentze Jervell in Oslo contributed to this article.
    Write to Anna Molin at anna.molin@dowjones.com and John D. Stoll at john.stoll@wsj.com

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    Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:10 AM

    View PostTombstone Mountain, on 26 February 2013 - 11:26 AM, said:

        IKEA's Iconic Meatball Drawn Into Horse-Meat Scandal






          By ANNA MOLIN And JOHN D. STOLL



      Posted Image
      IKEA temporarily stopped selling meatballs at some of its European stores after inspectors discovered traces of horse meat in the furniture giant's signature food item. Dr. Richard Fielding, a professor at the University of Hong Kong's school of public health, talks about how the case shines a light on the problems of global food production.
      STOCKHOLM—IKEA's store on the outskirts of Sweden's biggest city teemed with the usual swell of activity Monday evening, as shoppers snapped up everything from AA-size batteries to flat-pack bookcases and sofas.
      But one iconic product was absent: the meatballs.


          Meatballs Off the Menu







      View SlideshowPosted ImageRadek Mica/AFP/Getty Images
      IKEA on Monday recalled a batch of meatballs that had been distributed to 21 European countries after food regulators found traces of horse meat in the meatballs.


          Further Reading
      The Swedish furniture giant was drawn into Europe's growing food-safety scandal after food inspectors in the Czech Republic found traces of horse meat in a batch of IKEA's signature food item.
      While the scandal has been raging in Europe for weeks, many of the tainted products were relatively obscure. Not so for the IKEA meatball—an estimated 150 million of which are consumed around the world.
      IKEA relies on food sales for 5% of its €27 billion ($35.6 billion) in revenue.
      The store in Stockholm, for instance, features several cafeterias that typically have meatballs on the menu.
      On Monday, however, signs that traditionally advertise those dishes had been removed and the main menu item was a beef with cream sauce and potatoes.






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      IKEA draws about 5% of its sales from food products.
      Bags of frozen meatballs in the grocery section near the checkout lanes had been cleared out, and meatballs made of chicken meat, priced at 39 Swedish kronor ($6.08), were available.
      At the restaurant, some patrons joked with servers, while other shoppers avoided the cafeteria, saying the disclosure of horse meat was "horrifying."
      IKEA spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson said the company is conducting its own tests of the meatballs, and that most of IKEA's meatballs sold in Europe are produced by a single Swedish supplier, Familjen Dafgård.
      The only exceptions are Norway, Russia, Switzerland and Poland, where meatballs are made by local suppliers and will remain available at IKEA stores in those regions, Ms. Magnusson said.
      "We hope that by taking decisive action, we can show our customers that we take their concerns seriously," she said. "It's important that our customers feel safe, and if they have concerns they should contact us."
      Ms. Magnusson said none of the products are harmful to eat. "This is about what it says on the label being correct."
      IKEA's meatballs are said to contain pork and beef.
      IKEA is estimated to serve 150 million meatballs per year, according to a company website.
      While the fascination with Swedish meatballs predates the 70-year-old company, IKEA's take on the traditional cuisine has been a mainstay in many households and its appeal has stretched well beyond Europe.
      Last year, for instance, IKEA touched off a controversy in Singapore when it changed its meatball recipe to make the product softer, according to Makansutra, an Asian food culture blog. IKEA tweaked the recipe again after some threatened to stop visiting the store.
      Megan Söderholm-Nash, a 40-year-old Swedish-American psychotherapist working in Germany, said IKEA's meatball issue brings the horse-meat scandal closer to home.
      "I am more trusting of Swedish companies and it makes me wonder about corporate integrity in a way I never have questioned Swedes before," she said.
      The scandal first erupted last month after Irish authorities tested suspiciously cheap frozen beef patties and discovered they contained horse DNA.
      It has since swept across Europe, prompting supermarkets in numerous countries to pull processed meat products from their shelves.






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      ClosePosted ImageAFP/Getty Images
      IKEA billboards advertising meatballs have now been taken down.
      The furor has raised concerns about the complex network of slaughterhouses and suppliers that handle food on its way to the dinner table, and the controls governing cross-border transportation of food.
      The matter has already implicated some of the biggest food companies and meat producers in Europe, including Switzerland-based Nestlé SA, the largest food company by revenue, and Ireland's ABP Food Group's Silvercrest Foods.
      At a meeting of farm ministers in Brussels after the IKEA discovery came to light, officials said they will work harder to coordinate investigations related to horse meat. Horse meat often costs less than a quarter the price of beef.
      "In terms of preventing fraud, we will have to mainstream in some way across the [European Union] the use of DNA testing to establish and confirm for consumers that what they think they are eating is actually what they are eating," Irish farm minister Simon Coveney said.
      Farm ministers agreed to send information produced from national investigations into the horse-meat scandal to Europol, the police-coordinating body in The Hague that supports multinational criminal investigations.
      "It's quite clear we're faced with a Europe-wide criminal activity," said British farm minister Owen Paterson.—Matthew Dalton in Brussels and Ellen Emmerentze Jervell in Oslo contributed to this article.
      Write to Anna Molin at anna.molin@dowjones.com and John D. Stoll at john.stoll@wsj.com

      From Swedish furniture to Swedish meatballs - I've seen it all now..! :P
      (Seriously, I didn't know IKEA sold food too.)

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      Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:38 PM



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