You would probably not know the differance unless you where eating a streak. And then you would have to be looking out for it. <br />
horses eat the same foods as cows and end up tasting the same. But people should be sold what they are told they are buying. It's a deception and since there are rules as to what cattle can be fead and different rules for horses then it is possiable that contaminants can get into horse meat that would not get into Cattle meat.
Well you also have to consider if they allow them to get away with using horse meat then it will not be long before they are mashing up dog and cat meat or even rat meat into burgers. There has to be a Zero tollerance for this kind of scam. People should get what they are told they are getting.
I feel sure that I will have had it in France, when I was younger and buying cheap cuts of meat when camping, as one day I was back at a meat counter and a kind lady said that she noticed we were English and thought we did not normally eat horse.<br />
I also feel sure I will have had it in Italy, as Bresaola, which is air-dried cured meat, like jerky but soft, thin and tender. When you look at labels of pre-packs, they translate as wild boar, beef and horse varieties, all very tasty.<br />
My 'beef' about the current situation is that food should be properly labelled and that some horses are full of undesirable drugs, not making their meat fit for consumption.
Perhaps most of us has tasted it and don't know it.
Time for the people to boycott the businesses who used horse meat as a substitute for other meat. They want to get greedy and buy cheap meat and deceive their customers, it's time to teach them a good lesson. I don't eat fast food and buy my meat here in the U.S. only from stores that have in-house butchers. I also don't eat frozen entrees with meat in them.
It's not what is advertised for one thing and medications and chemicals that aren't approved for food animals are being used on horses, they can be dangerous to humans. I don't eat at fast food restaurants as it is but that's one more reason why others shouldn't.
When I lived in a rural area outside of town 34 years ago I worked with a lady who was a neighbor, her husband would raise calf to butcher every couple of years so they had good beef. One was about 2 months away from being ready to butcher and her husband noticed a big swelling on it's face, he called the vet who diagnosed it as cancer of the face. He didn't want to butcher it and took it to the stockyards, told the auctioneer to announce it had cancer even though it wouldn't bring much $$ thinking it would be purchased by a dog food company, and when he got the sales ticket back McD's had bought it. That turned me off to McDonalds from then on.
Was that from the food or did someone put it there to make a lawsuit?
UK only from the reports.
Beef apparently, if this horse meat scandal is anything to go by.