East Lancashire farmers urge shoppers to check product markings after horse meat scandal

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THE chairman of the Lancashire division of the National Farmers Union has urged consumers to check for the red tractor symbol on food packaging.

The recommendation comes in light of horse DNA being found in some Tesco Everyday Value beef burgers.

Graham Young, who represents North West farmers for the NFU said: “If people look for the red tractor assurance scheme, they would not be buying things like this.

“It does not surprise me that this has happened when meat is not part of the assurance scheme, these things can happen.”

The red tractor logo means that the food supply chain has been independently inspected to ensure food is produced to quality standards by assured farmers, growers and producers in the UK.

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1:36pm Thu 17 Jan 13

makaveli96 says...

Whats wrong with eating Horse?
Whats wrong with eating Horse? makaveli96
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1:44pm Thu 17 Jan 13

alphadelta says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Whats wrong with eating Horse?
To you, nothing, maybe. But the real question is how it got in there, and what else may have got in.
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Whats wrong with eating Horse?[/p][/quote]To you, nothing, maybe. But the real question is how it got in there, and what else may have got in. alphadelta
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2:26pm Thu 17 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

Quote:

“It does not surprise me that this has happened when meat is not part of the assurance scheme, these things can happen.”

Typical farmer he doesn't give a #### about consumers , all they are doing is putting the boot in and trying to mix it up for the supermarkets. Then they will be forced to use this red tractor logo con trick and earn his carpet bagging friends extra trade.

Remember supermarkets are trying to get produce as cheap as possible so we the customer don't pay to much.
Go and hang your head in shame Graham Young
Quote: “It does not surprise me that this has happened when meat is not part of the assurance scheme, these things can happen.” Typical farmer he doesn't give a #### about consumers , all they are doing is putting the boot in and trying to mix it up for the supermarkets. Then they will be forced to use this red tractor logo con trick and earn his carpet bagging friends extra trade. Remember supermarkets are trying to get produce as cheap as possible so we the customer don't pay to much. Go and hang your head in shame Graham Young 2 for 5p
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2:33pm Thu 17 Jan 13

darwenTower says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Whats wrong with eating Horse?
Nothing.

Unless you were sold it as beef.

And unless those who sold it to you had no idea how or why it got in there.
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Whats wrong with eating Horse?[/p][/quote]Nothing. Unless you were sold it as beef. And unless those who sold it to you had no idea how or why it got in there. darwenTower
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3:34pm Thu 17 Jan 13

woolywords says...

Many thanks to all those that took time to tweet/text the horse meat jokes. As ever, the speed at which you come up with these jokes, truly amazes me.The best one was...

Kids won't eat Tesco horse meat burgers but love My Lidl pony, instead.
Many thanks to all those that took time to tweet/text the horse meat jokes. As ever, the speed at which you come up with these jokes, truly amazes me.The best one was... Kids won't eat Tesco horse meat burgers but love My Lidl pony, instead. woolywords
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4:07pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Izanears says...

Graham Young, who represents North West farmers for the NFU said: “If people look for the red tractor assurance scheme, they would not be buying things like this.

“It does not surprise me that this has happened when meat is not part of the assurance scheme, these things can happen.”




The red tractor logo means that the food supply chain has been independently inspected to ensure food is produced to quality standards by assured farmers, growers

Many reports recently have shown that the RED TRACTOR scheme just offers the barest of asurance that standards in farming are maintained. Other schemes lay down far more stringent rules for the welfare of livestock.
Graham Young, who represents North West farmers for the NFU said: “If people look for the red tractor assurance scheme, they would not be buying things like this. “It does not surprise me that this has happened when meat is not part of the assurance scheme, these things can happen.” The red tractor logo means that the food supply chain has been independently inspected to ensure food is produced to quality standards by assured farmers, growers Many reports recently have shown that the RED TRACTOR scheme just offers the barest of asurance that standards in farming are maintained. Other schemes lay down far more stringent rules for the welfare of livestock. Izanears
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4:49pm Thu 17 Jan 13

darwenTower says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Quote:

“It does not surprise me that this has happened when meat is not part of the assurance scheme, these things can happen.”

Typical farmer he doesn't give a #### about consumers , all they are doing is putting the boot in and trying to mix it up for the supermarkets. Then they will be forced to use this red tractor logo con trick and earn his carpet bagging friends extra trade.

Remember supermarkets are trying to get produce as cheap as possible so we the customer don't pay to much.
Go and hang your head in shame Graham Young
****, I thought people were intelligent enough to see through the verbal BS that the supermarkets trot out.

But it seems that some actually think that the supermarkets are there for their good! The mind boggles.

And if being force fed horse dressed up as beef doesn't prove that all the supermarkets are interested in is exchanging your money for any old pile of **** , then i'm not sure what will.

Good luck sir, you truly get what you deserve.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Quote: “It does not surprise me that this has happened when meat is not part of the assurance scheme, these things can happen.” Typical farmer he doesn't give a #### about consumers , all they are doing is putting the boot in and trying to mix it up for the supermarkets. Then they will be forced to use this red tractor logo con trick and earn his carpet bagging friends extra trade. Remember supermarkets are trying to get produce as cheap as possible so we the customer don't pay to much. Go and hang your head in shame Graham Young[/p][/quote]****, I thought people were intelligent enough to see through the verbal BS that the supermarkets trot out. But it seems that some actually think that the supermarkets are there for their good! The mind boggles. And if being force fed horse dressed up as beef doesn't prove that all the supermarkets are interested in is exchanging your money for any old pile of **** , then i'm not sure what will. Good luck sir, you truly get what you deserve. darwenTower
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