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Horse meat: Would Peter Boddy please feed a burger to Cordelia Gummer?

THE horse meat story has resulted in arrests. Peter Boddy, 63, of Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, has been arrested on suspicion of fraud. The man whose factory takes in horses fatally injured at Aintree racecourse – venue of the Grand National – is accused by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of providing horse meat for British kebabs and burgers.

A racecourse spokesman has gone on the record:

“We are as confident as we possibly can be that no unfit meat ever reaches human food.”

So. Not confident at all, then.

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Posted: 15th, February 2013 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comments (4)

Horse meat scandal: Yorkshire Abattoir took Grand National fallers

SOME HORSES fatally hurt in the Aintree Grand National might have been taken to Peter Boddy Slaughterhouse, Todmorden, West Yorkshire. That place has been shut down. The fear is that meat from it has been used in beefburgers and kebabs. (Yeah. That kebab might be made from actual meat!)

An Aintree spokesman states:

“By the time these carcasses are returned to the disposal organisation’s premises they are totally unsuitable for consumption. They are likely to contain chemicals such as Bute and are fully signed off as unsuitable. Indeed it is illegal for horses humanely put down by injection on the racecourse to enter the food chain. We are as confident as we possibly can be that no unfit meat ever reaches the human food chain.”

Fears abound that drugs used to treat horses have entered the food chain.  In 1990, Roll-A-Joint died at the National. How you feeling..? Peckish?

Posted: 14th, February 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

1948: The great horse meat scandal

1948: THE horse meat scandal. Meat on the hoof. Black market “veal”! Eight of every ten horses head to the slaughterhouses! “This sordid trade is on the increase..!” “Shire horses are being wiped out..!”

Sugar rationing in World War 2

How carrots won World War Two

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Posted: 14th, February 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (3)