Experts unable to identify meat in takeaway curry, could be dog or cat meat
BBC3’s Horsemeat Banquet programme that was aired the other day, has sparked a new and alarming scandal, and has raised even more and serious questions about what type of meat we’re eating since the horse meat adulteration scandal broke last December.
The show decided to test a series of popular takeaway dishes, that included curry, beef burgers, kebabs and Chinese food, and the findings on the meat contents that the experts reported were to say the least, were very shocking.
A spokesman for the show said: “Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse, the results came in for an Indian lamb curry. “It did contain meat, but it was not lamb, not pork, nor was it chicken or beef. Not horse, and not goat either. The lab was unable to identify which animal this meat came from.”
They even DNA tested to see if it could be human flesh, but fortunately for everyone it wasn't, but the mystery of what meat the curry dish contained did spark the unsavory suggestion that it could be dog or cat meat, which apparently the samples weren’t tested for.
Nutritionist Surinder Phull said, “It’s absolutely terrifying because if it isn’t any of the meats we know, well what is it? Where has it come from? Where was it slaughtered? Was it hygienic? Was it covered in bacteria?”
But the takeaway investigation naturally didn’t stop there, as the results also found that the beef burger contained no beef, just cow and chicken blood and two per cent heart, while the Chinese beef in black bean sauce contained mostly chicken blood and other chicken material, and only a little beef.
The only dish that did test positive was a lamb donor kebab, which was found to be made entirely from lamb.
This newest scandal comes when beef and ready meal sales had finally started to rise following the horsemeat scandal.
Hopefully the BBC people have sent their findings and also the addresses of where they bought the takeaway food to the Food Standards Agency(FSA) so that they too can investigate, and eventually yank away business licenses of these criminals, who are not only defrauding the public, but could also be putting people's health at risk.