Well, yes, obviously

The meat posed a health risk because it had not come from identified sources, they warned. “There is no information on how the horse meat came to be in the burgers and so there is no way of telling whether the meat is safe to eat. It could be from diseased or injured animals, for example,” said John Sleith, the head of the Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland.

“If it hasn’t come through the official inspection system, there is no confidence that it is completely harmless.”

As with any other piece of meat actually. For it\’s simply not true that each and every animal, each and every piece of meat, is inspected. Nor should it be, for the obvious economic cost reasons.

And even if every animal entering the food chain were inspected, that still doesn\’t preclude someone mixing the actual meat together at a later stage.

8 thoughts on “Well, yes, obviously”

  1. …..there is no confidence that it is completely harmless…..

    If he listen to the health fascists he would know that meat is anything but harmless.

  2. And even inspecting every single portion of meat doesn’t guarantee that safety either.

    For example, when building the Brooklyn bridge (IIRC) every consignment of wire for the supporting cables was inspected. Then after inspection, the manufacturer nobbled the wagons as they left the site and replaced some of the good stuff with a proportion of dodgy wire that had failed inspections.

    There is always a way to game the system…

  3. So Much for Subtlety

    Leftists like Polly wanted us to join Europe because the Europeans would teach us how to live. Well, if you get Italian politicians and French bureaucrats, you get the morals of the Mafia and the Milice as well.

    As we can see.

  4. “so there is no way of telling whether the meat is safe to eat.”

    The seller warrants its safety. The seller, who has an actual stake in the safety of the product, is equally capable of inspection and proper preparation of the product. Government inspectors are government inspectors because Hormel wouldn’t hire them.

  5. I blame the Irish Food Safety Authority attempting to gear up a story in order to make it easier to claim that all meat needs to be DNA tested – thereby earning the authority a lot more money in fees and fines.

  6. nautical nick: Here’s the bookies favourites so far…

    Went to the fridge to check my burgers, aaaaannndddd they’re off!

    I think someone may be sending me death threats.

    Woke up this morning with a Tesco burger on my pillow.

    Despite the recent news, Tesco says that their beef burger sales remain stable.

    Tesco’s veggie burgers are being tested for traces of uniquorn.

    A cow walks into a bar.

    Barman asks, “Why the long face?”

    Cow replies, “Illegal ingredients, coming over here stealing our jobs!”

    My doctor told me I should watch what I eat.

    So I’ve booked tickets for the Grand National in April.

    I had some burgers from tesco for my tea last night….

    I still have a bit between my teeth.

    Just lost my job as a shelf stacker at Tesco, when the packet of frozen burgers I threw at Dave hit the store manager on the head.

    Seems they have a zero tolerance policy on horse play

    Quote from Prince Charles, “I don’t know what all this Tesco fuss is about. I’ve been eating horse for years, haven’t I Camilla?”

    It would seem the managers at Tesco are compulsive gamblers.

    They’ve lost over 300 million pounds in 24 hours on the horses.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *