Horses infect your children's sweeties

20 February 2013

Yesterday, we wrote about Nestle having their own horse-based scandal, joking that your Kit Kat was filled with hooves or something. Turns out that the confectionary stand could well be a horse-fest.

The Food Standards Agency are now looking at 150 products that contain gelatine and by the end of the month, they'll be naming brands and products for us all to puke wildly with rage at.

Of course, gelatine isn't exactly a pleasant product from the off, being made from the skin and bones of animals. Those who realise this already, and chomp away unaffected, good on you. However, there's going to be people staring at jelly sweets, yoghurts and trifles, wondering how much horse is in there.

Horse has spread to the House of Commons too, with Parliamentary sorts saying that four beef products had been withdrawn from canteens used by MPs, peers and staff.

Everyone seems to agree that horses in food is bad, but other carcasses are fine.

In total, the FSA are looking at 514 products currently and will publish their findings at the end of the month. At the end of this process, it's likely that we'll see a change in packaging, rather than a removal of horses from our food chain and, inevitably, no-one will give the slightest hoot because horse meat isn't nearly as minging as pork-scratchings, and we all love those horrible swine.

TOPICS:   Supermarket


  • Ian
    Horse doesn't bother me. But if products have been found to be "contaminated" with horse DNA now, what else have they been contaminated with over the years? Are we to believe they've been 'clean' up until this point? Doesn't bear thinking about.
  • Dr Z.
    Mmmmm! Haribo Red Rums! What are the chances?
  • Jamie e.
    I've heard B&Q are being pulled into the mis-selling of meat scandal now. Apparently their flooring has laminate.
  • chewbacca
    It's a bit of a non-story guys. In a few years, all of our gummy sweets will be halal anyway, the way things are going. Thank Allah!
  • Wakawaka
    @chewbacca Horse meat can be halal too if slaughtered the right way just like beef or lamb, so the problem stays.

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