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Horsemeat Scandal

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Has the horsemeat scandal in Europe changed your purchasing habits of processed meat products?

Yes
44%
350
No
56%
443

Total votes cast: 793

Comments & Write-in Answers

STOP ALL HORSE SLAUGHTER

4/8/2013 8:50:56 PM

i buy very little processed meat in the first place

4/8/2013 8:48:09 PM

I don't buy processed meat products.

4/8/2013 8:44:33 PM

I now eat nothing ground up.

4/8/2013 8:21:54 PM

No one should be buying meat any more. You should all be afraid of what is in it!!!

4/8/2013 7:50:57 PM

I do not use them anyway. Def would not if I knew horse meat in it

4/8/2013 7:37:09 PM

There's a reason I'm a vegetarian!!

4/8/2013 7:09:35 PM

Only buy from the local farm store, locally farmed meats.

4/8/2013 6:12:07 PM

I'm a vegitarian

4/8/2013 6:11:01 PM

I do not eat meat.

4/8/2013 6:07:41 PM

We don't purchase processed meats.

4/8/2013 5:59:58 PM

meat in general thought is sickening

4/8/2013 5:23:56 PM

Already a vegetarian

4/8/2013 2:38:52 PM

horse slaughter shoulld be allowed but corect labeling inforced

4/8/2013 1:53:31 PM

I don't eat meat anyway.

4/7/2013 8:48:22 PM

i am vegan

4/7/2013 5:40:47 PM

I raise what I eat.

4/7/2013 4:00:33 PM

don't buy meat

4/7/2013 11:20:49 AM

I no longer purchase ground meat. Do not trust.

4/7/2013 12:35:06 AM

Don't eat processed meat.

4/7/2013 12:10:16 AM

if it is happening in Europe, it could certainly happen in the US!

4/6/2013 12:12:54 PM

I don't eat my friends.

4/6/2013 11:59:39 AM

Yes, we were eating very little meat. Now, we're trying a plant-based diet.. Not worth the risk

4/6/2013 11:11:41 AM

I don't eat or purchase meat.

4/6/2013 10:40:55 AM

horse meat - for those who eat meat is an excellent choice.

4/6/2013 9:47:38 AM

I don't eat meat.

4/6/2013 9:36:00 AM

All horses will be eaten by humans,other animals, or worms in the ground.

4/6/2013 8:48:28 AM

Canadian Food Inspection Agency-CFIA-Can't Find Inspector Anywhere

4/6/2013 1:33:51 AM

I raise my own livestock

4/5/2013 9:24:00 PM

Oklahoma is already planning on "repackagin" quater horse meat illegally in trailers on backroads

4/5/2013 8:05:22 PM

People are eating horse meat all over the world before I was born.

4/5/2013 7:03:59 PM

We only buy certified organic beef

4/5/2013 6:36:50 PM

I will only eat organic and grass fed local red meat now. I eat very little to begin with.

4/5/2013 5:36:06 PM

Examining ingredients closely, avoiding non-North American products.

4/5/2013 3:04:59 PM

I don't eat any meat but organic chicken...

4/5/2013 2:03:40 PM

It would if I lived in Europe!

4/5/2013 1:50:42 PM

I am a vegeterian

4/5/2013 1:28:58 PM

I don't eat meat.

4/5/2013 1:17:02 PM

I don't eat meat

4/5/2013 12:19:29 PM

I buy all my pork and beef from a local farmer.

4/5/2013 12:10:02 PM

I am avoiding purchasing anything pre-made with ground beef in it.

4/5/2013 10:22:55 AM

I only buy grass fed/locally raised meat now. avoid mass producted products.

4/5/2013 10:15:37 AM

It's meat. It's not contaminated.

4/5/2013 9:12:48 AM

I believe our Canadian government knows we are all being exposed to horsemeat via the beef industry

4/5/2013 1:04:17 AM

I like horse meat

4/4/2013 11:50:44 PM

I don't eat red meat!

4/4/2013 11:38:58 PM

The breakdown of their total lack of ethics and also government monitoring is a HUGE scandal

4/4/2013 8:46:31 PM

I changed a loooong time ago! away from processed food products for many reasons.

4/4/2013 8:23:10 PM

some concerns about what USDA does allow in processed meats. Scary.es allow in processed meats

4/4/2013 8:12:22 PM

I won't eat any of it now.

4/4/2013 7:51:09 PM

NOW, no red meat on my watch !!!

4/4/2013 6:36:06 PM

Not me, since I'm completely safe, healthy, ethical, animal loving...and VEGETARIAN

4/4/2013 6:13:01 PM

Horses are not slaughtered legally in the US.

4/4/2013 6:07:45 PM

DOnt buy any processed meat.

4/4/2013 5:44:11 PM

No, I not use European meat products.

4/4/2013 5:17:03 PM

I don't buy processed meats

4/4/2013 2:53:07 PM

I am already vegan.

4/4/2013 1:10:29 PM

i do not eat any meat products, never have never will

4/4/2013 11:30:50 AM

Already know our farmer, and know our food....specie specific and ground product comes from 1 animal

4/4/2013 11:18:54 AM

I don't think it effects products processed in the US.

4/4/2013 9:19:16 AM

I have always tried to minimize consumption of processed meat products. Tho love hotdogs, lol!

4/4/2013 7:24:22 AM

do not buy cheap or processed meat, trying to turn vegetarian

4/4/2013 4:09:41 AM

I have been aware and against the sale of horses for meat for decades. The horses sold for meat are

4/4/2013 1:19:58 AM

I don't eat beef, pork or commercially raised poultry

4/4/2013 12:02:01 AM

wont buy any red meat that has been processed ever again.!

4/3/2013 11:01:22 PM

Been european, I love horsemeat, but will not kill my horse for it

4/3/2013 8:59:56 PM

I have stopped buying meats & anything frozen that may contain meat.

4/3/2013 8:12:46 PM

We no longer eat beef or pork. We eat a little fish and chicken. That's it.

4/3/2013 7:01:12 PM

We eat little beef, mostly chicken.

4/3/2013 6:56:10 PM

I will not buy any frozen meals... Afraid of horse meat be mixed with other meat! No horse meat !

4/3/2013 6:46:54 PM

I only eat the beef that comes from my farm.

4/3/2013 6:38:25 PM

I am very particular with what meat I do cook and eat, horses are definitely NOT on the menu!!

4/3/2013 6:01:58 PM

i am a vegetarian, but I tell my friends not to buy!

4/3/2013 5:37:44 PM

I don't eat processed meat anyway, but might be cautious buying a bowl of stew in France.

4/3/2013 5:25:48 PM

I will not buy or eat meat again!

4/3/2013 5:21:20 PM

can not eat horse meat ever

4/3/2013 5:13:10 PM

never purchased processed meats anyway

4/3/2013 4:26:14 PM

USDA regulations allow 5% stun failure. That means 1 of 20 cows, horses...are strung up conscious

4/3/2013 4:23:51 PM

I am not buying any items with meat in them any longer!! And will not from now on.

4/3/2013 3:09:34 PM

the whole meat processing industry disgusts me , i no longer feel safe eating meat of any kind...

4/3/2013 3:00:19 PM

rarely eat meat these days...

4/3/2013 1:51:41 PM

Not something worth risking. 66 millions pound came in labled as beef in USDA report for US already

4/3/2013 1:44:05 PM

I don't eat me any more

4/3/2013 1:22:47 PM

Yes, it has....no longer buy processed ANYTHING and definitely do not buy beef.

4/3/2013 1:15:54 PM

Yes! I stopped eating ANYTHING containing gelatin (animal product) and no more meat period!

4/3/2013 1:02:15 PM

As long as horses are slaughtered the food supply here, beef, is compromised.

4/3/2013 12:48:37 PM

I purchase very little processed meat products as it is, but I now read every label..

4/3/2013 12:39:55 PM

I no longer buy any beef or pork. I never bought many processed foods.I don't trust USDA

4/3/2013 12:33:48 PM

Not just processed meat products. USDA now is requiring imported meat products to all be inspected.

4/3/2013 12:29:38 PM

No such things"humane slaughter"!

4/3/2013 11:47:34 AM

we are vegetarian

4/3/2013 11:46:01 AM

Looking at ingredient labels closer.

4/3/2013 11:45:27 AM

I trust the US meat market more than those in Europe

4/3/2013 10:56:13 AM

I don't buy meat. I am a vegetarian for 42 years.

4/3/2013 10:41:32 AM

Vegetarian for last 30 years!!

4/3/2013 10:40:36 AM

meat consummed once a week and I never purchase meat that has been processed /ground before purchase

4/3/2013 10:27:52 AM

I haven't heard about it!

4/3/2013 10:26:29 AM

I don't purchase supermarket packaged items including ground beef

4/3/2013 10:05:15 AM

I feel I must know where my meat is from! I don't trust anyone!

4/3/2013 9:44:01 AM

I'm a vegetarian, so my purchasing habits haven't changed a bit! :)

4/3/2013 9:35:28 AM

I'm a vegetarian, so my purchasing habits havent changed a bit! :)

4/3/2013 9:33:17 AM

I will not buy any more frozen meals. Also I stopped eating out at all fast food restaurants...

4/3/2013 9:30:01 AM

Haven't eaten meat in 45 years and will never eat meat.

4/3/2013 9:03:10 AM

I like to know where the frozen meatballs are made - peculiar flavor.

4/3/2013 8:05:29 AM

I am a vegitarian!

4/3/2013 7:47:14 AM

I do not eat red meat anyway !

4/3/2013 7:30:37 AM

No, not yet-however, much of our beef comes from other countries so it could be a concern

4/3/2013 7:18:10 AM

I don't eat meat

4/3/2013 6:32:36 AM

never ate processed stuff any way very much, how hard is it to label it contains horse meat?

4/3/2013 5:23:15 AM

i have stopped buying red meat

4/3/2013 4:05:42 AM

I don't buy processed meat. Too many additives.

4/3/2013 12:58:36 AM

I am totally against the slaughter of horses as a means of "disposing" of "unwanted" horses.

4/3/2013 12:13:14 AM

Been vegan for years. There's no change.

4/3/2013 12:10:59 AM

I can tell the difference between a horse and a cow or pig

4/2/2013 11:59:18 PM

Don't buy them anyway.

4/2/2013 11:59:16 PM

Horses are sacred NOT to be murdered!!!

4/2/2013 11:52:18 PM

We raise our own beef.

4/2/2013 10:44:37 PM

eating mostly venison and chicken

4/2/2013 10:35:21 PM

I've known a couple of horses over the years I could happily have eaten.

4/2/2013 10:13:05 PM

Don't buy or eat processed meats.

4/2/2013 10:04:26 PM

I don't buy processed meats. I did try equine, though.

4/2/2013 9:27:11 PM

who says our meat don't have a problem?

4/2/2013 9:25:47 PM

I do not purchase processed meat products

4/2/2013 9:16:27 PM

I don't eat meat.

4/2/2013 9:10:34 PM

I don't buy processed meat products

4/2/2013 8:58:03 PM

I eat very little red meat., and certainly would not eat horse meat.

4/2/2013 8:56:20 PM

Why worry, you' won't know until it's too late.

4/2/2013 8:54:22 PM

No, because I have always avoided processed meats.

4/2/2013 8:38:58 PM

Horses are not livestock "raised" for food. The processing of horse meat forces inhumane treatment

4/2/2013 8:33:11 PM

no killing horses anymore

4/2/2013 8:29:43 PM

I am a vegetarian

4/2/2013 8:15:48 PM

I raise everything I eat anyway

4/2/2013 8:05:58 PM

I don't buy pre-made products like meatballs that are supposed to be made from hamburger

4/2/2013 7:59:42 PM

Rarely buy processed meats.

4/2/2013 7:48:56 PM

I raise most of my own meat, or buy locally from producers I know

4/2/2013 7:45:07 PM

Not yet, but it will if this hideous practice starts here in the U.S.

4/2/2013 7:44:10 PM

I don't eat cows, pigs, sheep, goats, whales, dolphins, deer, elk, moose, buffalo or horses.

4/2/2013 7:35:52 PM

As a farm owner, I raise my own Beef, but I see nothing wrong with Horse Meat if Porcessec correcly

4/2/2013 7:34:26 PM

I each fish and poultry usually

4/2/2013 7:27:04 PM

I stick to meat from Ireland, nothing premade or minced

4/2/2013 7:22:30 PM

I try not to buy any processed meat products.

4/2/2013 7:16:46 PM

Rarely buy them anyway...

4/2/2013 7:11:28 PM

We no longer consume any red meats or ground meat products.

4/2/2013 7:09:27 PM

I do NOT eat meat ever...

4/2/2013 6:45:28 PM

I am a vegetarian. Even if I were a carnivore, I wouldn't purchase any processed crap.

4/2/2013 6:34:02 PM

I've been a vegetarian for 33 years

4/2/2013 6:30:22 PM

only buy local meat now for my family. I have become a vegetarian myself.

4/2/2013 6:26:53 PM

We raise most of our food stock or hunt wild game

4/2/2013 6:19:57 PM

I don't buy much in the way of processed meat products - never have

4/2/2013 6:06:13 PM

So far I see no evidence that it has affected the western half of the US.

4/2/2013 5:47:58 PM

We are hunters so it really doesn't effect us

4/2/2013 5:40:05 PM

It does not seem to be a problem in the U.S. as horse meat is not consumed here.

4/2/2013 5:36:06 PM

I am already very careful about what is in my processed meat products.

4/2/2013 5:30:33 PM

Get my meat from the butcher

4/2/2013 5:27:15 PM

I don't buy process meat products anyway.

4/2/2013 5:20:29 PM

If there is horse meat, the percentage would be small

4/2/2013 5:15:35 PM

Not yet anyway, but I will follow the story!

4/2/2013 4:38:39 PM

I don't purchase processed meat

4/2/2013 2:40:34 PM

Horses are prey animals--they were born to be eaten.

4/2/2013 2:11:04 PM

No more frozen lasagna for me.

4/2/2013 1:49:16 PM

I live meat free.

4/2/2013 11:31:56 AM

I said "No", but I often wonder about the food I'm eating regardless of whatever it is.

4/2/2013 11:31:25 AM

I eat little red meat and no processed meats anyway because of preservatives etc

4/2/2013 11:12:16 AM

Hopefully will also change attitudes towards barbaric transportation of live horses 4 meat

4/2/2013 10:59:51 AM

I'm a vegetarian and don't buy meat, so it hasn't changed how I shop.

4/2/2013 8:47:11 AM