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I spoke to Paul Webb from http://Exoticmeats.co.uk and here’s what he had to say about the following things in light of the Horsemeat Scandal.

“We have been supplying exotic meats for about 15 months now and have always kept our horse meat under the counter, it was a controversial meat that we felt may offend some of our customers.
Since the first Tesco story broke last month it has been at the forefront of our business that has increased sales over 1000% in the past few weeks, the majority of sales have been from the general public who are interested to try new things, we no longer keep it under the counter but are happy to promote this healthy and delicious alternative meat, the response to that move has been surprising with 99% of feedback being positive.
Since the first and subsequent scandal’s have broken in the press, the general public has become untrusting in not only the sourcing, processing and sale of meats through UK supermarkets, a lot of faith has been lost with supermarkets altogether, the potential loss could run into millions as people seek to find assured local and safe meat from reliable sources.
As well as horse meat we have seen a general increase in all of our meats for sale at www.exoticmeats.co.uk as people experiment with trying different meats, as well as an exploration of taste, the produce we sell is from reliable, safe stock and can turn a dinner party or barbecue into a great talking point and social occasion, coupled with a generation to which travel and a multi cultural society developing is the norm, the taste for the exotic and getting involved in other nations cuisines and customs can only help to make us a happier, more open and accommodating nation.”

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Now my Views :

If people want to eat horsemeat then yes they should be allowed to but they should have good honest facts and  all the correct information before doing so. I think several people are to blame in regards to uncorrect labelling and food safety standards that haven’t been met.

Beef is not Horse and Horse is not beef! it is a completely separate meat and although perfectly legal to eat in the uk many are unsure of it but had it been labelled correctly then it would give consumers the right to choose! But if people chose to eat better and not eat processed meat in the 1st place then this probably would not have happened.

If youre Curious now and really want to try horsemeat why don’t you order some from http://exoticmeats.co.uk  where they will be most happy to help and they deliver throughout the uk.

They stock Horse Fillet Steaks, Horse Burgers, Horse Sausages and last but not least Horse Mince.

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The company also stock a variety of other exotic meats such as Kangaroo, Llama, Zebra,  Ostrich, Reindeer, Crocodiles, Goats, impalas and many many more. With over 1000% increase in the sale of horsemeat all these people cannot be wrong! Can they?

Monica Galleti  who is an Excellent Chef and well known TV Personality tweeted me with the above quote on 13/02/2013 as i asked her what her views were on the horsemeat scandal, Her reply was “I think 1) customers should have the right to know what they’re buying, full stop. ;-)” thanks Monica x

I hope you enjoyed this article all feedback greatly received to Rona_grieve@hotmail.co.uk with thanks to Paul Webb and http://www.exoticmeats.co.uk

 

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2012 in review

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more on the horsemeat Scandal!

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was visiting a well known restaurant chain today and this noticed was displayed i just thought id share. nothing like panicking people though lol

Horsemeat in UK and Irish Foodchain “DISGUSTING” and “ALARMING”

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I dont know how many of you saw the news and the fact that tesco were selling beefburgers that contained quite a high volume of horsemeat. Now I for one am very careful about what goes into a lot of products and what i eat  the fact of the matter is if it had been labelled properly then it would have been acceptable and given the Consumer the right to choose.  how many people would buy these if correctly labelled?? i can be emailed at rona_grieve@hotmail.co.uk I would not knowingly eat horsemeat as i was brought up with horses and think it is morally wrong  most people wouldnt eat their best friend ie a Cat or a Dog  ( although in some countries they are bred for meat) why is a horse different?

however what was the horsemeat doing in beefburgers in the first place. The factory does not use horsemeat or deal in it so how it ended up being there is seriously worrying. I think serious questions need to be asked to Tesco and  why this was allowed to happen. Also Hygiene standards and cleanliness too.

People from different religions ie muslim also found pork in products labelled  Beef so in a way there is a lot of cheating going on i think this is important and if tesco would like to answer my questions ill publish them that is all for now on this subject!  also the scandal in the Daily Mail tesco making ill timed tweets and jokes  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2264394/Horse-meat-scandal-hit-Tesco-centre-Twitter-backlash-customer-care-message-told-followers-staff-hit-hay.html

On the plus side I am visiting Scothot wth college  who is all going? and id be interested to have a chat with you x

Complaints And not Happy!!!!

a newspaper published an article on Thursday stating that ” i was now writing food columns for them”  so i contacted an event which i attended in good faith on December 1st.  I tweeted both the paper and the event about obtaining a press pass and  the event added me to the press list. i didnt think there was a problem as said paper tweeted me saying thanks Rona. On  Monday (3rd December) at teatime i had a phone call from said paper who had said that i didn’t  work for the paper and i was in no way associated with said paper. i said  i had a column in said paper and  behaved appropriately. the events organiser was most unhappy by how i conducted myself apparently all i did was speak to people and ask opinions, However i did criticise one celebrity  chef who failed to wash her hands after blowing her nose and still served the food to members of the public.  But i think this is important for people to hear!  if people like her dont wash her hands  then what hope do any of us have. this chef has won awards. Now i will apologize if i got my wires crossed but i genuinely thought  after the paper saying i was writing for them that  i was writing for them as a freelance food and drinks journalist.  or certainly that my column would be going live.  This was my one big chance to prove myself and ive somehow managed to complicate things before i have even started. However i wont give up on my dreams i have the statistics for my blog  and in the last month have hit 1000 hits so i think i am getting through to people. but as i said i don’t think ive done anything wrong and  will continue to blog here. please please let me know your thoughts on this and where i go from here?