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Looks like some of that horse was no accident.


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Horsemeat scandal linked to secret network of firms | UK news | The Observer

Draap, which is owned by a trust in the British Virgin Islands tax haven, insists the meat it sold into France was labelled as horse. Spanghero says the meat arrived labelled "beef". Jan Fasen, who runs Draap and has denied any wrongdoing, was convicted last year of selling South American horsemeat as German and Dutch beef.

In a development that sheds light on the mysterious networks operating in the European food chain, it has emerged that Draap's sole director is an anonymous corporate services company called Guardstand, set up in 1996 and based in Limassol.

A 2011 joint report by the International Peace Information Service and TransArms, an organisation which researches arms shipments, produced evidence that Guardstand also owned a share in a business called Ilex Ventures, a connection that links the company to the global arms trade and Viktor Bout.
Basically, organised crime is conspiring to mislabel horse as beef and ship it into the EU. Makes you wonder what other food shockers we're in store for.

Like, when's the last time someone did a DNA test on Tesco chicken nuggets? Or the pepperoni on your pizza?
 

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"Looks like some of that horse was no accident"

You mean you thought for one moment that it was??????

:roll:
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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Another horsemeat thread? neigh!
 

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In the North they locked up Gallagher, he wasn't touched here. Gives me hope that Sean Bradys collar will be felt and so will some of the gangsters substituting horse meat for beef.
 

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Horsemeat scandal linked to secret network of firms | UK news | The Observer
Draap, which is owned by a trust in the British Virgin Islands tax haven, insists the meat it sold into France was labelled as horse. Spanghero says the meat arrived labelled "beef". Jan Fasen, who runs Draap and has denied any wrongdoing, was convicted last year of selling South American horsemeat as German and Dutch beef.

In a development that sheds light on the mysterious networks operating in the European food chain, it has emerged that Draap's sole director is an anonymous corporate services company called Guardstand, set up in 1996 and based in Limassol.

A 2011 joint report by the International Peace Information Service and TransArms, an organisation which researches arms shipments, produced evidence that Guardstand also owned a share in a business called Ilex Ventures, a connection that links the company to the global arms trade and Viktor Bout.

Basically, organised crime is conspiring to mislabel horse as beef and ship it into the EU. Makes you wonder what other food shockers we're in store for.

Like, when's the last time someone did a DNA test on Tesco chicken nuggets? Or the pepperoni on your pizza?
No need to be concerned at any of this, it's just globalization in action.
Move along now.
 

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Horsemeat scandal linked to secret network of firms | UK news | The Observer



Basically, organised crime is conspiring to mislabel horse as beef and ship it into the EU. Makes you wonder what other food shockers we're in store for.

Like, when's the last time someone did a DNA test on Tesco chicken nuggets? Or the pepperoni on your pizza?

Do you not get a feeling that it's a big ************************ OFF two fingered salute to ALL on here who pontificate about how shopping local, and organically when the chance arises, is "sooooo yesterday...." - and in those immortal words from The Merchant of Venice, "all that glisters is not gold...."!

Supermarkets= good
Small independent retailers = bad

Pfffftttttt!!!!!!!! Learn the hard way, folks!

And SHOP LOCAL! petunia
 

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The Grumpy one makes a good point. Extended supply chains are prone to contamination and prone to spreading that contamination over long distances. Shop local and don't be an eejt.
 

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The Grumpy one makes a good point. Extended supply chains are prone to contamination and prone to spreading that contamination over long distances. Shop local and don't be an eejt.
G'wan.....what were Gordon Gekko's words again????

"Greed is good....!"
 

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According to the article, this all traces back to an anoymously owned company therefore noone can be held responsible.
Anonymous companies should be banned from trading in any zone which considers itself civilized and also should those countries be penalized which support anonymous companies.
 

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The only way out of this is to get your local butcher to show you the beef or pork, etc with the stamp of origin. And then buy it, or get it minced before your eyes.

They will do this.

This is great news for getting people to eat non processed food.

And I am delighted for my local butcher too. He is the biz. And always was. And weathered the supermarket storm too. Because he listened to his local customers.
 

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Do you not get a feeling that it's a big ************************ OFF two fingered salute to ALL on here who pontificate about how shopping local, and organically when the chance arises, is "sooooo yesterday...." - and in those immortal words from The Merchant of Venice, "all that glisters is not gold...."!

Supermarkets= good
Small independent retailers = bad

Pfffftttttt!!!!!!!! Learn the hard way, folks!

And SHOP LOCAL! petunia
Only problem with that is that I've never actually seen anyone on here "pontificat(ing) about how shopping local, and organically when the chance arises, is "sooooo yesterday...."

Otherwise +1
 

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In Ireland none as usual, anywhere else - yes there will be..........
There already have been arrests and computers impounded in the heathen UK. Here in holy Ireland though, its business as usual and no one will ever be even questioned. Just look at the banks and the previous beef scandal/tribunal.
 

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Horsemeat scandal linked to secret network of firms | UK news | The Observer



Basically, organised crime is conspiring to mislabel horse as beef and ship it into the EU. Makes you wonder what other food shockers we're in store for.

Like, when's the last time someone did a DNA test on Tesco chicken nuggets? Or the pepperoni on your pizza?
Pepperoni? Salami? You expect prime beef in those? You must be way behind. look them up on Wiki even, you'll see that not alone is horse a staple component, but also even the odd ass.
 

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Lets hope that there is lots more DNA testing of food in the future when the price of testing comes down. This will prevent retailers selling us dodgy food.

We should consider ourselves lucky that there was not rat meat or pigeons or sea gull or human meat being passed off as beef. There are some people out there at would try anything to make a buck like flogging road kill as beef.
 
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