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#1 TheDude

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 03:59 PM

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:28 PM


Aldi said it felt "angry and let down" by its French supplier Comigel after tests on Today's Special frozen beef lasagne and Today's Special frozen spaghetti bolognese found they contained between 30% and 100% horsemeat.


I think it's the tip of the iceberg, this kind of practice is rife and a constantly moving target.  It is fraud and criminals will always attempt to make a quick buck irrespective of rules, laws and consequences.  Personally I do some shopping at Aldi, but thankfully I prepare foods such as spaghetti bolognese and lasagne myself from fresh meat from the local butchers. 

 

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:43 PM

Aldi said it felt "angry and let down" by its French supplier Comigel after tests on Today's Special frozen beef lasagne and Today's Special frozen spaghetti bolognese found they contained between 30% and 100% horsemeat.

 

lol!  They can't tell a level between 30 and 100 %?  That's a a large grey area.

 

I typically buy my ground beef at Aldi and honestly if it was horse and I didn't know it tasted fine to me.

 

But I agree with simon.  I saw a story a few years back about a man in China, I believe, that was mixing cardboard in with beef so that he could sell more than he bought.  Of course cardboard is cheeper than beef and he was saving money there too.

 

What will they think of next?


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:44 PM

Also I just noticed that that news article was dated February of this year...


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:22 PM

Also I just noticed that that news article was dated February of this year...

 

Wow! I didn't notice that. It was posted on a social media site today so I assumed it was current. Sorry!



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:30 PM

Well Lee... when it comes to major food safety hazards and incidents I think less than a year is current enough to talk about... but I was with you during my first reply until I went to close out the article and noticed at the last second that it was dated in February.

 

No need to be sorry it does underscore certain trends we see in food manufacturing now and then and is one reason I'm up in arms over this:

 

http://www.nytimes.c...to-us.html?_r=0

 

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Now I know I'm a bad boy for hyjacking the thread but it was just for a point of current food practices that worry me.  I'll take this to a new thread

 

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:39 PM

And from August. This link (from this week even!) seems to hint at an opposite thought pattern from the FSIS.

http://www.foodsafet...not-equivalent/


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:39 PM

It doesn't matter Lee, when the scandal drops out of the headlines we tend to forget, so it's good to get a reminder. We should use it to consider again how we can prepare and protect our businesses from such willful acts.  I believe these unpredictable and deliberate acts of food fraud and food terrorism will present the biggest challenges in the future.

 

Did anyone tighten procedures in their own business following the horse meat scandal?

What can we do to mitigate such threats?

 

Another scandal will hit in due course, you can be sure of that.  


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:44 PM

I hadn't seen that report yet Setanta thanks for posting that.


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