Frozen burger sales plummet and IKEA drawn into the horsemeat scandal

burgerpattiesWhile many journalists have jumped on the “curious meat eaters seek out horse meat” stories, here’s the real situation – burger patties sales in the UK are down 43%. Meantime, even IKEA’s swedish meatballs have been drawn into the horsemeat scandal, that continues to unfold. 
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. 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.
“It’s quite clear we’re faced with a Europe-wide criminal activity,” said British farm minister Owen Paterson.

6 comments

  1. I wish I could do more right now. Got the information out some. I lm looking for ways. And ideas sending your actions Angels information out through God. Those you don’t save I knows there heaven and their up their up running free..and Jesus is mad as well. Looking for the words for the addresses send keep them coming. Your actions Angels. Why people could be that cruel and stupid. With the government from Texas to Alberta and the East Coast being destroyed by those pipelines. Now the East pipeline and the West pipeline being a problem for farms. The land won’t take it they could think about solar and wind energy. I’ve been researching since 2007 rescues. Wish my pocket book was larger. You need a traffic jam and protest. That’s from Angels from heaven. God Blessed time out there. Be safe.

  2. Heather · ·

    Hopefully this will be one step closer to ending horse slaughter in Canada.

  3. What a way to make profits to use horse meat instead of the stated beef on the package. This is so wrong and these greedy companies will now have to pay the conquences of their actions. The slaughtering of horses is wrong and there will be a backlash of this practice.

  4. LINDABADHAM · ·

    IKEA ! NEVER EVER CAN I BE SHOCKED AGAIN. ITS SO GREAT TO BE A VEGE/VEGAN .YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR EATING AND MY CONCIENCE IS CLEAR

    1. Heather · ·

      I agree Linda

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