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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-39311336

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-corruption-food-idUSKBN16R1MH

Brazil meat-packing giants 'exported rotten beef'

 

"They accuse more than 30 companies of a number of unhygienic practices. Among them are JBS, the world's largest beef exporter, and BRF, the world's top poultry producer."

 

 

"They used acid and other chemicals to mask the aspect of the product. In some cases, the products used were carcinogenic," the police said.

In other cases, potato, water and even cardboard paper was mixed with chicken meat to increase profits."

 

after 2 year investigation ..


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The sourcing of meat is a problem in my opinion.

 

The last time i bought frozen chicken fillets from Iceland, the texture of the meat was odd and it had a slightly unusual flavour. There are complaints on the Iceland website. It put me off buying frozen meat from them. Iceland have always been very good at sourcing and ensuring quality, so it surprised me that they allowed a substandard product to be sold.


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What next.Disgusting.

Any Vegans on here I am seriously thinking of changing things.Going to learn a little about it.

And growing my own vegetables

Flaming radioactivity in fish, rotten meat who can you trust not to rip the public off.

Thought things had changed over the last decade.Blamed it on my taste buds.

Ugh.:mad2:

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I was naive when I came to England, I did not realise the meat was imported from anywhere else other than Australia and New Zealand. Then there was chickengate, chicken meat coming in from Thailand. I then noticed the meat coming out of the cold room at the market hall and it was marked on the wrappers as Argentnian and Brazilian I found a butcher who 8used locally grown British beef and pork as well local chickens and shopped there instead. Moving south, I then had to find another butcher. in the village one mile from my house is farmer, who grows his own beef and pork, the lamb comes from Wales or up on the Dales , so I shop here now. the meat is not that expensive and I know the provinance of what i am buying. he sells locally grown produce, so you can only buy what is in season. he grows crocodiles (I am not kidding) and also sells local venison. he has a novelty line of sausages; Paddington Sausages among the selection available. I did ask one day, how the teddy bears reacted when put in the mincer. Paddington Sausages are flavoured with locally made orange marmalde.

 

I do miss my locally caught sea food, but wont chance it. i do buy salmon and trout and know where it was caught. Waitrose used to sell Barramundi that was raised in England; that is my luxury fish. if I can buy directly from trawler I am happy, but have not too many opportunities to do this.

 

I wont be buying meat from anywhere else in the forseeable future.

 

Looks like the outcome of the Brazilian meat exporters cover up will be a slap on the wrist with a wet bus ticket. I am sure the ban on imports wont affect those who have money from this scandal.

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I would buy the best British meats all of the time, but it is very expensive. I am lucky that i have 2 very good Butchers locally that only sell the best quality. But a good sized Chicken costs about £14. A decent sized joint of Beef would be about £30 and about the same for Lamb.

 

Therefore reluctantly, i shop around the Supermarkets and out of all of them i find Lidl to provide best quality at a price. They sell British meats at reasonable prices.


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What next.Disgusting.

Any Vegans on here I am seriously thinking of changing things.Going to learn a little about it.

And growing my own vegetables

Flaming radioactivity in fish, rotten meat who can you trust not to rip the public off.

Thought things had changed over the last decade.Blamed it on my taste buds.

Ugh.:mad2:

 

You forgot that Tuna which has looong been on the WHO list as dangerous to pregnant mothers due to the mercury content in them due to the toxicity of what the Tuna ingest. (Pretty much the entire sea food chain is largely contaminated with mercury and plastic (carcinogenic) now.

 

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28242-plastic-in-the-food-chain-artificial-debris-found-in-fish/

 

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/02/levels-of-mercury-in-tuna-are-on-the-rise/index.htm


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I had a look at the meat in Lidl and have to agree it does look good, so I bought some rib steak to try. Provenance states British beef.

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I had a look at the meat in Lidl and have to agree it does look good, so I bought some rib steak to try. Provenance states British beef.

 

We have found Aldi's meat is generally very good, and great value.


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The steak was thinly cut, so I guess I got what I paid for. You could call me spoiled by having a locally grown beef and same sold so near. I did a price comparison per kilo and it works nearly the same price.

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The steak was thinly cut, so I guess I got what I paid for. You could call me spoiled by having a locally grown beef and same sold so near. I did a price comparison per kilo and it works nearly the same price.

 

What - aldi/lidl beef similar in price to a local butcher using local beef!!!!

 

Are you sure?

 

 

My local Aldi is a good 10 -15% cheaper than Tesco for similar (quality) cuts and 30 - 50% cheaper than our local butcher who has his own farm.

A bit cheaper than a different local butcher who buys theirs from various sources.

 

The local sourced butchers is generally of better taste, but not so much that you would regularly pay the extra.


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I am sure. Tesco is dearer than the local farm shop for some cuts of meat. I will have to get a price list for you.

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Farm shops can be cheaper. The cheapest are the wholesale butchers who sell direct to the public. They sell from a lorry that travels to large towns. But usually, you have to buy in bulk and can't just buy a small joint or a couple of steaks. Ok, if you have a large freezer or will eat loads of meat.


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never mind, I understand David Davis is lining up Brazil for a free trade deal,

they say they have loads of relatively cheap meat to sell us at a bargain price.


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