Here We Go Again: Horse Meat Found in Frozen Pies in Britain

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Findus lasagna was among the mislabeled products found to contain horse meat in the European scandal earlier this year Findus lasagna was among the mislabeled products found to contain horse meat in the European scandal earlier this year

The Food Standards Agency announced this week that horse DNA has cropped up in a batch of Latvian-produced frozen meat pies on sale in Britain. The product, which does not indicate that it contains horse meat on its label, has been removed from the shelves.

The agency has requested that the distribution company, Monolith UK Ltd, also test the tainted pies for phenylbutazone.

Since the horse meat scandal that rocked the United Kingdom earlier this year, about 25,000 tests have been conducted for horse DNA, with 47 positive tests in products labeled as beef. The pies are part of the first recall connected with horse DNA since March.

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  • old horse lover

    Coming to a store near you as early as August 5th.NM and Iowa,Missouri,and OK not far behind.
    BLM shipping horses to Cattle Rancher in OK. Ready stock when the OK slaughter house opens.
    If we don’t do something NOW.
    These headlines could and probally will be ours.
    Some of the proponents of this are wanting to feed this meat to school children in their lunch programs.
    The PICA Amendment in the Farm Bill for 2014 will make it against he law for states to ban slaughter houses and the sale of this meat in the U S .This law protects InterState Commerce and gives Agriculture the rights to do as they please with our food supply and the animals and crops they produce.
    Not the Rights of States and it citizens.

    • Joyce Moore

      “Coming to a store near you as early as August 5th.NM and Iowa,Missouri,and OK not far behind.
      BLM shipping horses to Cattle Rancher in OK. Ready stock when the OK slaughter house opens.”
      I’ve been saying the same thing since the beginning. This push to open plants is the BLM’s solution to overcrowded pens. Since the wild horses have not received bute, the pro slaughter idiots will use the testing on these horses to claim that bute and the dozens of other banned drugs are not a problem.
      It’s a shame that our do nothing right CONgress with its 91% disapproval rating won’t put an end to this nightmare by passing the SAFE Act. Looking foward to voting against incumbents next year!

  • zchairman

    So the ‘meat supply’ is where all the Euro horses are going when they can’t run

    on Lasix—interesting. That saddens me as I have come to believe—based on “Euro-rhetoric’ that all their horses that can’t compete have wonderful lives running and frolicking in the green pastures.

    I am more pissed off than anyone on earth that our state and federal government have made horse slaughter ‘just another sad thing’, although I understand and resect people with a different view—it is a very difficult problem. The only solution to meaningful horse after care is to have an ‘aftercare surtax’ assessed the first time a horse is bought or makes its first start. If someone can’t afford a couple grand to support their horse in retirement, they shouldn’t own a horse.

    • Matt Clarke

      i guess reading the article was just a little too much effort. The meat came from Latvia, not exactly the bastion of European racing. But who cares? Obviously not you. Just another example of “American exceptionalism”

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