So there is a big debate going around, at the minute, about the supermarket/brand scandal, where horse meat was found in many major beef products, without being advertised. A lot of people are on the fence about the issue, saying if it tastes good, does it matter? So what do you guys think?
One issue raised was false advertising. Quite a lot of people have been in uproar as they like to know exactly what they are eating, even if it is horse, they want to be able to make the decision themselves. A lot of the meat products, are popular on the shelves in tesco etc, and even with horse in, I believe at least 60% would continue to buy these products, enjoying their flavour and texture, however is should state the correct ingredients.
Some people are worried about the advertising, concerning other products they regularly buy. Vegetarians or vegans for example, are worried that false advertisement could be impeding on their dietry choices, as they are now questioning familiar products and their 'so-called' ingredient list!
An argument we raised in our house, was the issue of religion. Certain religions cannot eat certain products, due to their faith and if a beef product contains horse, what is to say it doesn't contain pork or lamb?
On a more dangerous note, some people have severe reactions and allergies, what if this false advertisement on other products caused someone harm or illness?
Which side of the fence are you on? I think it is not the end of the world if horse meat is used, however it should be clearly advertised and left in the buyers hands. Also, after this shocking discovery, I would be urging suppliers and retailers to have other products rigorously tested, to double check the authenticity of their labels!
I am happy to state I have neighver had a product, being tested for horse meat...but who's to say the meat on pizzas etc is correctly labeled from its origin.
Scary stuff foodies! Let us know your opinon!!
Keep calm and read the label!
Love, as always