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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 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...)  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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