The "Extra-Value" Horse-Burger

From Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis
January 17, 2013 - 5:37pm

I don't know about you, but I will no longer buy plastic tubes (that you cannot see through) supposedly containing ground chuck. I tried tubes of beef twice, but the product certainly looked different and was ground much finer than beef that comes in a normal package, in which you can actually see the color and texture. I would roughly describe the appearance of the product I bought as "compressed red paste". I bring this issue up because of a story from the UK about what has been found inside prepackaged "Everyday Value" frozen burgers. Please consider Tesco’s U.K. Revival Hit as Horse DNA Found in Burgers. Tesco Plc (TSCO)’s efforts to win back U.K. shoppers were dealt a blow after the discovery of horse DNA in some beef products caused the U.K.’s largest grocer to remove them from stores and prompted a barrage of negative publicity. The burgers that were withdrawn from...


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