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Icelandic meat pies... have no meat

2013-03-01 22:06

London - Here's one they weren't expecting - meat pies with no meat.

When officials in Iceland began hearing about horsemeat being secreted into beef products around Europe, they decided to run tests to ensure the same thing was not happening in Iceland.

Icelandic meat inspector Kjartan Hreinsson says his team did not find any horsemeat, but one brand of locally produced beef pie left it stumped.

It contained no meat at all.

"That was the peculiar thing," Hreinsson said in a telephone interview on Friday.

"It was labelled as beef pie, so it should be beef pie."

Hreinsson said it appeared to be some kind of vegetable matter.

He said the mystery pie was traced to a firm in western Iceland and the case had been handed to municipal authorities.

Comments
  • john.buang.39 - 2013-03-01 22:43

    Well done.

  • Daniel Spengler - 2013-03-01 23:01

    No bull.

  • Rudiwaan Joseph - 2013-03-01 23:08

    is it a case of ''they could not defrost the meat in time to make the pie so they left it out'' Icelandics for you! Lol

  • Innis Cloete - 2013-03-02 01:05

    As I always say, there is always someone worse off than yourself.

  • precious.yumyum - 2013-03-02 02:59

    Hahahahaha, it's a crazy world. So, are we gonna complain about this too?

  • Mamushcka_ - 2013-03-02 04:43

    Crazy _ crazy_ world we live in.

  • Madelein Van Duuren - 2013-03-02 06:06

    Maybe they are secretly turning people into vegetarians.

      Graham Adler - 2013-03-02 07:51

      Hooray! :-)

      robin.harriram - 2013-03-02 09:20

      thats a great idea

      henk63 - 2013-03-02 17:18

      Not containing meat doesn't mean it's vegetarian. It's "some" vegetable matter, still unidentified. It makes me queezy too.

      Johan Mostert - 2013-04-15 09:06

      Sure the cows are applauding it.

  • stephanie.sutherland41 - 2013-03-02 06:11

    If that pie tastes that good that it passes as 'n meat pie, the vegetarians will be ecstatic to have another treat on their menu :)

      Graham Adler - 2013-03-02 07:52

      Hooray! :-)

  • sudika.harkhu - 2013-03-02 06:13

    some good news!

  • Red Forman - 2013-03-02 06:41

    Check out TODAY's chicken pies here in SA, alo has no chicken!

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2013-03-02 06:43

    I bet it's "DIGESTED" vegetable matter to give it that meaty look. ;-)

  • Lucky Luke - 2013-03-02 07:09

    cook from frozen!

  • bobby.rosewood.1 - 2013-03-02 08:22

    Something fishy going on?

  • Wike Mood - 2013-03-02 09:38

    bjork rocks.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2013-03-02 10:06

    . The Icelanders are damn good with fraud!! Ask the tens of thousands of other Europeans, who have been defrauded by them !!

  • Refiloe Thelma Shikwambana - 2013-03-02 11:01

    Lol kwakwakwakwa.dead.

  • dominique.wood.14 - 2013-03-02 12:17

    I would prefer finding no meat in my pie.

  • wim.kotze.5 - 2013-03-08 12:23

    Most meat pies in the UK have very, very little meat. Even Cornish pies in Cornwall (which traditionally is a meat pie with some vegetables) are mostly dough, very little vegetables, and no meat. Perhaps Iceland went through the same process as the UK, where consumers have been slowly weaned of quality foods over a long period.

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