What does 100% mean? Can you can substitute?
The question was should your food label state 100% beef and contain unmentioned other red meat?
Funny question you might think, but i can assure you it is a valid one.
So let me delve deeper into the real question.
You go into a supermarket or meat shop to buy your favorite burger or mince meat. The label says 100% minced beef. Now what do you think is in there?
Should it be absolutely all ground beef or some other meat added?
That’s the question thousands of people had to ask themselves recently in the United Kingdom.
Several brands of ground beef contained other types of meat. Most with the value brand. In other words the cheaper varieties that were made into burgers.
Now i believe most people think that the fast food joints use the cheapest ground beef of any ground beef and there has been a lot of controversy in some of the most well known fast food outlets.
But of course i have not mention the added meats found in some supermarket brands of ground meats.
When it comes to kosha, Pork is i believe considered an unclean meat.
There’s nothing wrong with Pork and pork fat is sometimes used to baste beef when cooking or even mixed with other meats to make it more flavorful.
I am also given to understand that some countries eat dog and horse!
Europeans eating pork, rabbit, chicken, turkey, beef, lamb, quail, duck, pidgeon, amongst perhaps other types of meats.
So what the heck am i talking about and why so elusive.
Well i have to pick my words carefully so as not to scare millions of people. Here in England and Ireland.
It has been printed in newspapers that some of those brands of value packs of ground beef and burgers may have as much as 29% horse meat and also some pork!
Now people do eat horse and i am given to understand that horse meat is quite nice. I am also told that there is ABSOLUTELY NO MEDICAL or other health reason not to eat it.
So the question was should your food label state 100% beef and contain unmentioned other red meat?
I say that if you are believing your meat is “100% BEEF”. Then 100% beef it must be!
Now that brings up another question. If i don’t declare the contents as ground beef can i now add any other ground red meat. Absolutely NO!
There is a concern that the addition of pork meat and fats were most likely accidently added by the grinder not having been properly stripped and cleaned.
THAT does concern me as a lack of cleaning often encourages bad food.