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Nestle finds horse meat in beef pasta meals

The world’s biggest food and drinks maker Nestle SA has become the latest company to pull some of its products off European shelves after they were found to contain undeclared horse meat.

The company, based in Vevey, Switzerland, said in a statement late Monday that it withdrew some of its beef pasta ready meals from sale after tests conducted two days earlier detected horse DNA. Nestle said it increased its surveillance after reports emerged last month of mislabeled products being sold in Britain.

“Our tests have found traces of horse DNA in two products made from beef supplied by H.J. Schypke,” Nestle said in a statement. “The levels found are above the one percent threshold the U.K.’s Food Safety Agency uses to indicate likely adulteration or gross negligence.”

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Wait, there is no ZERO TOLERANCE for horse meat in the food? How the hell does 1% of horse meat normally get in “the beef”?

 

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  1. Cruisin Cat

    February 19th, 2013

    “How the hell does 1% of horse meat normally get in “the beef”?”
    Cross species relations?

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  2. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 19th, 2013

    Did da bitch, really? Swiss are such pranksters!

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  3. Dr Tar

    February 19th, 2013

    That would be like Obama trying out as a pitcher for his beloved White Socks or Mooch establishing a finishing school to teach proper manners.

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 19th, 2013

    It’s actually 50-50. One cow, one horse.

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  5. Ya sure

    February 19th, 2013

    “How the hell does 1% of horse meat normally get in “the beef”?”

    1% is to be expected due to the occasional “lost” horse falling into the meat grinder.

    “Beef” also typically includes 1% rodents/insects
    and 0.5% old/unused office machines. Not to mention the 7.5% “Unknown” content.

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  6. squatch

    February 19th, 2013

    How the hell does 1% of horse meat normally get in “the beef”?

    Well, when Mommy and Daddy really love each other….///

    Can’t wait for their Seabiscuits ‘N Gravy !

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  7. thirdtwin

    February 19th, 2013

    Socialism: It’s what’s for dinner. Anyway, how can you get yer puddin’ if ye don’t eat yer horsemeat?

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  8. BILL

    February 19th, 2013

    can we say parker has the face for it?

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  9. norman einstein

    February 19th, 2013

    If she’s smart, she could leverage this into a deal with Quaker Oats.

    Re the 1%…that’s nothin’!
    If you ever want to go on a diet, read some of the FDA guidelines re the ‘contaminants’. e.g…
    -Canned sweet corn, Insect larvae (corn ear worms or corn borers) 2 or more 3 mm or longer larvae, cast skins, larval or cast skin fragments.
    - Peanut butter, Insect filth, Average of 30 or more insect fragments per 100 grams
    Source: Wikipedia

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  10. metprof

    February 19th, 2013

    I guess John Kerry was busy.

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  11. Alxandro

    February 19th, 2013

    How ironic signing up an actual horse face to be the new spokesperson. Looks like Nestle picked a real winner.

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  12. Cruisin Cat

    February 19th, 2013

    I thought she already had a Hartz Mountain gig…

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  13. the aardvark

    February 19th, 2013

    Mr. Ed was unavailable for comment. And Wilbur didn’t know anything about it either.

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  14. Other Mike in Brazil

    February 20th, 2013

    “Wait, there is no ZERO TOLERANCE for horse meat in the food? How the hell does 1% of horse meat normally get in “the beef”?”

    And this rigid 1% standard from the country whose agriculture standards brought BSE (Mad Cow disease)into humans.

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