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    ER Doc, Mr Robert, Lujane, kurt

    The burgers in question were all the very cheap "value" type which by UK law are allowed to contain less than 50% beef meat, the rest being rusk, cereal, fillers and other chemicals.

    Apparently one of the fillers used was MRM based - in effect a version of "pink slime" (see  This was purchased by the Irish plant from an unauthorised supplier in central Europe.

    DNA tests are available but you have to be looking for specific species so it needs a battery of such tests to rule out contamination.

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    by Lib Dem FoP on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 01:01:43 PM PST

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