Meat testing in the UK

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  1. PubliusVentidius

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    Interesting finds.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45371852

    ''More than a fifth of meat sample tests in 2017 found DNA from animals not on the labelling, the BBC has learned.

    Out of 665 results from England, Wales and Northern Ireland collected by the Food Standards Agency, 145 were partly or wholly made up of unspecified meat.

    The FSA said the levels were consistent with "deliberate inclusion" - but added testing had targeted those businesses suspected of "compliance issues".

    The samples came from 487 businesses, including restaurants and supermarkets.

    A BBC Freedom of Information request to the FSA revealed that in total 73 of the contaminated samples came from retailers - including three supermarkets. A further 50 came from restaurants, while 22 originated from manufacturing or food processing plants.

    It also showed:

    • Some samples contained DNA from as many as four different animals, while others contained no trace of the meat that appeared on the product's label
    • Meat labelled as lamb was most likely to contain traces of other animals' DNA, followed by beef and goat
    • Cow DNA was the most commonly-found contaminant, followed by pig, chicken, sheep and turkey
    • The most commonly mis-labelled product was mince meat, while sausages, kebabs and restaurant curries also featured prominently
    • Other products in the dataset include ready meals such as spaghetti Bolognese and curries, pizzas and a portion of ostrich meat, which contained only beef
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    dat filler rat meat. <{yearp}>
     
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    MMMM traces of other animals. It's like when we mixed all the sodas together and called them suicides! They were always the best, I'd imagine traces of beef in your lamb is delicious too!
     
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    Do they have Taco Bell in Great Britain?
     
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    It's all just protein....
     
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    Meat is meat
     
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    This is why I only eat free range dogs from my uncles farm, I know where the meat comes from.
     
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    Sounds like American meat.
     
  11. breadfighter

    breadfighter Toiling in underground sugar caves

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    Wtf so I was getting bonus ostrich/goat meat all this time??

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    "Meat testing in the UK" I thought this was some gay stuff or some nice testing of good meats.

    this thread made me sad on several levels.
     
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    If you mix all the colas or dark sodas, it’s called a “tornado”
     
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    As long as it's all halal that's all that matters to me.
     
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    carnivore equivalent of the veggie burger.
     
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    And this is why I buy straight from the source.
     
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    Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    Meat is made from animals?!?! :eek:
     
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