This page in history will not be written from the back of a horse, unless of course you are riding a frozen lasagna from Findus, a frozen food manufacturer that has been supplying Britain with lasagna’s made with 100% horsemeat.
And while that might be cause for concern to the average frozen-lasagna loving Brit, particularly in lieu of the recent scandal with horse meat found in products sold by Burger King UK, what is more likely to turn their stomachs is that the horses were French.
After denying it for weeks Burger King in the UK has admitted that it did in fact sell burgers tainted with horse meat. It’s supplier is responsible for the “blend” it seems but BK appears to have found out and handled it badly.
The Horse meat came from Poland, was processed at a plant in Ireland, and found its way into all kinds of burgers and brands in the area, possibly as far back as May of 2012.
The UK Mail reports that the quantities are quite small, ranging around 0.1% for equine meat; some burgers made by the same processing plant–sold in supermarkets–also included 0.1% worth of pork as well.
No mad-horse disease to worry about but there is some obvious distrust now. I can’t imagine what the non meat-itarain crowd is thinking about being “neigh-layed” with tainted meat even in such small quantities? Might explain all that cribbing along the edge of the mahogany head-board. Some folks could actually be relieved.
And better than eating dog I imagine–anyone know if Obama ever ate horse, we could ask him to compare the two?
And now I can’t get the old Burger King jingle out of my head. “Have it your neigh, have it your neigh, at Burger King!” Only you were actually having it their ‘neigh’ weren’t you?
Alright, let’s go mad with the horse jokes shall we?