Us in the UK will already be aware of the Tesco blunder that left some of their range of burgers with 33% horse meat.
Yes its true that us Brits generally are reviled by the thought of eating old dobbin, but many around the world still eat this as a prized feast. But the real truth is how horsemeat got into the system in the first place.
I”m not squeamish, I’ll eat any creature if it’s edible (perks of being at the top of the food chain) but, Tesco really need to up their game if they think a crappy apology is going to help. Most here wouldn’t touch horse meat if they were offered it to eat. Someone said it could be a way of us British separating ourselves from the French and others in Europe, but people here have a genuine love of horses, so that “pet” aspect is probably what makes folks reject stuff like this. I heard that the tradition of the French eating them comes from Napoleons failed attack on Russia, when the troops were returning to France, they ran out of food and supplies that lead to loads of them dying and getting diseased. This lead them to eating the horses to stop them from starving. Cooked in a metal breastplate, spiced with “gunpowder”! MMmm tasty!
Back to the point, the real problem is whether contamination has happened before, and been undetected. Many of us just consume stuff we buy, without regard for where it came from, or whats been put in it. Personally I avoid processed products in general for reasons like this.
The best quality contr0l is yourself. Preparing and cooking fresh food whenever possible is the best way to see exactly what’s going into what your eating.
A word to Tesco, Pull your F*&@ing finger out.
Mind you if you were one who actually had some , it’s all horses for courses!