The Anonymous Widower

Get Your Horseburgers From The Supermarket

This story is not really about how horse and pig meat ended up in beefburgers. It’s probably more about the rubbish that gets put into cheap meat products, to keep the price acceptable to the supermarkets. After all, we may not generally eat horses, but they are generally well looked after and are unliely to give you any disease, which might not be true of some of the rubbish.

I rarely buy meat and meat products, where the provenance is not obvious.  That doesn’t necessarily mean I always buy organic, although I often do, but I would always by a product, that was fully described. I wouldn’t buy a meat pie or something similar, if it was too cheap, as then the profit will be the same, so the quality will have suffered.

January 15, 2013 - Posted by | Food | ,

6 Comments »

  1. […] number of jokes after the horse-meat got into the supermarket burgers has been […]

    Pingback by A Real Joke Fest « The Anonymous Widower | January 16, 2013 | Reply

  2. We have over a Million Wild Camels in Oz . . . from those European Back Packers who have eaten Camel in Alice Springs, the concensus is that Camel Meat is better than Horse Meat.

    It is only a matter of time before some EU Desk Jocky in Brussels, decides that Hamburgers may only be made & sold in Hamburg {with Beef} . . . all others must now have Horse & Camel etc, must not be call Hamburgers . . . hence the use of the word burger is in common use now . . . preparing for that day.

    Comment by Steam Lover | January 16, 2013 | Reply

    • Fair points. I’ve never knowingly eaten camel, but I have eaten rooburgers. The trouble is they kept jumping off the plate.

      Comment by AnonW | January 16, 2013 | Reply

  3. […] the horseburger scare, I thought I’d have burgers […]

    Pingback by It’s Burgers Tonight! « The Anonymous Widower | January 17, 2013 | Reply

  4. […] seem to have withdrawn their Free From gluten-free burgers after the horsemeat […]

    Pingback by Tesco Don’t Know Their Horse From Their Gluten « The Anonymous Widower | January 25, 2013 | Reply

  5. […] seem to have withdrawn their Free From gluten-free burgers after the horsemeat […]

    Pingback by Tesco Don’t Know Their Horse From Their Gluten « The Anonymous Widower | January 25, 2013 | Reply


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