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Old 02-28-2013, 08:01 AM   #151
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...you ate Skippy?

Oh well, no big deal. I only watched the show to see Clancy
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:28 AM   #152
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Not heard of many complaints of people eating this secret "horse" meat over the past couple of years. Seems more people like horse than they would like to admit......

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They were saying that the 47 tonnes of meat involved sold for half a million Euros more as beef than it would have sold for as horsemeat. There's big money involved in this business.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:36 AM   #153
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They were saying that the 47 tonnes of meat involved sold for half a million Euros more as beef than it would have sold for as horsemeat. There's big money involved in this business.
But that would mean that the quality of beef in question (we're not talking sirloin steak!) must sell on for just over 10 Euro (£9) per kilogram more than the equivalent horse.

I can buy Waitrose British beef lean mince for about £9/kg, and their ordinary beef mince for £7/kg.

I think that the half a million euros must be the gross value of the horse sold on as beef, not the net profit on it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:48 AM   #154
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But that would mean that the quality of beef in question (we're not talking sirloin steak!) must sell on for just over 10 Euro (£9) per kilogram more than the equivalent horse.

I can buy Waitrose British beef lean mince for about £9/kg, and their ordinary beef mince for £7/kg.

I think that the half a million euros must be the gross value of the horse sold on as beef, not the net profit on it.
You're right - the numbers don't add up. I must be misremembering the details; I suspect that your interpretation is right. But however you look at it, there's big money involved. This is organised crime, not mere accidental mislabelling of a product.
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I can buy Waitrose British beef lean mince for about £9/kg, and their ordinary beef mince for £7/kg.
That's expensive compared to here. Lean hamburger costs ~£3.9/kg and regular costs ~£3.3/kg.
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That's expensive compared to here. Lean hamburger costs ~£3.9/kg and regular costs ~£3.3/kg.
It must be admitted that Waitrose is considered a slightly more expensive supermarket than the other major stores. Asda have ordinary mince at £4/kg and lean at £6.50/kg.

However, I'm not surprised. British cattle are not permitted growth hormone nor prophylactic antibiotics, and the cost of land (& feed) is higher.
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