Nearly half of Eastern Daily Press website readers have been put off buying supermarket meat [42.7%] as a result of the horse meat scandal, a survey has revealed, while just over half [50.6%] say they would now be more likely shop with independent local butchers.

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We asked 1,000 www.edp24.co.uk readers, in association with usurv.com, for their views on the scandal.

We found that almost a third [27%] said the thought of inadvertently eating horse meat “sickened” them, with the rest saying they were either just not keen on the idea [36.4%] or even not bothered at all [36.6%]. While 43per cent of men said they were ‘not bothered’ about the prospect of eating horse meat, only 26 per cent of women felt the same.

Meanwhile, 39.5 per cent of people said they thought they had probably eaten a horse meat contaminated product, while 34.5 per cent said they had not. The remaining 26 per cent quarter said they didn’t know if they had eaten horse meat.

Overall, 62.3 per cent of respondents said they would be willing to pay more for their meat if it meant quality was guaranteed, while 37.7 per cent said they would not.

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    Thoreauwasright

    Saturday, February 16, 2013

  • Norfolk school children still eating well? Local food for local people? all DNA tested Guv, honest.... Fact is that the assurances given were premature, Lancashire results show deceit and I hope that Norfolk has asked for its school food supply chain to be tested as well, just saying all is well, appealing to trust sounds desperate and evasive.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Friday, February 15, 2013

  • Me too, tasted like chicken.

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    frank young

    Friday, February 15, 2013

  • Tesco are giving treble points on your Clubcard for all burgers and petrol, starting today. The deal’s called Only Fuel and Horses

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    Mr T

    Sunday, February 17, 2013

  • Nice try, nrg, raising the spectre of price rises for clean unadulterated meat, that extra shekel for the Kosher food, what a clever boy and so obedient.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Friday, February 15, 2013

  • Yep, this is the censored thread, Orwell central, we would not want anybody to know the truth about school food supply chains in Norfolk?

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Friday, February 15, 2013

  • Some people really have got the bit between their teeth on this story! What is the problem with eating horsemeat? Other countries do and it is a delicacy. If you eat it and enjoy it does it really matter what it is? Some people cringe at the thought of eating oysters or squid.. Lovely, just enjoy your food.

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    Mr T

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • Supermarkets are lining up their CEO's trying to limit the impact. Instead of coming over all apologetic and contrived they should announce the introduction of their own DNA testing regime. Further I want to hear that FSA reps, some 1500 who got axed some years back, are re-introduced as full-time staff at every abattoir. I agree, most people buying processed food do not know what they are eating.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Friday, February 15, 2013

  • Disappointed to see your continued coverage, frankly EDP. You must have realised by now that the government would like to keep a lid on this. While they are busying themselves, running around, trying to sound like they’re one the case and getting tough on this “crime”, as part of the predictable elaborate PR exercise, they must be secretly concerned that the usual general public ignoramus behaviour of blaming the govt of the day will start to manifest itself. That wouldn’t do, even though they are entirely to blame in this case. Heartening to see that the well-known manufacturer of branded frozen processed ready-meals at the centre of this scandal is backed by the very same types of financial institution (venture capitalists and banksters) that were behind the toxic derivatives that contributed to the banking liquidity crisis, subsequent recession and crippling of our economy. No doubt these parasites expected to make another super profit from seeing the gen pop fed a load more garbage.

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    Mr Cameron Isaliar

    Friday, February 15, 2013

  • foxey. I'm sure that might well be a tipping point for many people.However, I'm now thinking that the horse meat should now be available as an alternative meat,so the price of pukka beef is kept in check...Let us eat horse!!!

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    nrg

    Sunday, February 17, 2013

  • The truth is that nine out of ten, haven't got a clue what they are really eating, only what they are told.

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    Cuthbert J. Twillie

    Friday, February 15, 2013

  • As the horse meat conspiracy now appears to be widespread, it makes you wonder whatever happened to the 'real' beef and does this mean that new costing will be required for all beef products from now on ?

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    nrg

    Friday, February 15, 2013

  • Easy answer dont eat meat.............

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    foxey

    Sunday, February 17, 2013

  • Another lie: "Nearly half of Eastern Daily Press website readers have been put off buying supermarket meat". In fact this should read "Nearly half of Eastern Daily Press website readers who could be bothered to tick the boxes in the irritating pop-up survey have been put off buying supermarket meat"

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    Thoreauwasright

    Saturday, February 16, 2013

  • 9 out of 10 comments blocked on this article, survey reveals...

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    Mr Cameron Isaliar

    Saturday, February 16, 2013

  • Also, was a photo of a counter in Bristol the best you could do and what's a vaccum?

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    Thoreauwasright

    Saturday, February 16, 2013

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