Could Europe's horsemeat scandal happen in the US?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:10
- Date Feb 14, 2013
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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There is a scandal that is rocking in Europe.
Folks in the EU the European Union thought they were eating beef burgers and beef lasagna only to learn that their so called beef was actually.
-- -- so should Americans be worried that that can happen here let's talk to Fox News legal analyst and a lover of beef.
Command in the short answer is no I don't believe that there should be any fear in America with regard to horse -- entering our system as.
Beef but in Europe it's significance in the committee issue and just this morning it's been determined that a drug called -- Which is used to treat inflation in even arthritis in horses was found in -- that considered to be.
-- to issues drug contamination from horse -- -- second issue.
Big cultural taboo that's here in the United States and Great Britain we do not we are not we don't want to eat.
Especially if it's called -- -- -- order -- -- we anticipate that they hamburger is beef.
100% beef yeah Burger -- over in Great Britain said listen.
There's no problem here in the United States and -- stopped distributing distributor over there where we found these these practice -- it's a big scandal in Europe.
Well you know there are a lot of places around the world where you can order.
-- and in fact it here in New York City you could order horse -- up until about seven years ago and part of the reason people have a problem with that.
Is you know you think about Nordstrom mr.
-- via sea biscuit things like -- apple lovers can -- it will -- there it's almost -- like.
Completely lovely low I don't -- -- -- the unity we love our horses in in this country Jimmy Bryant give -- one with -- what partly because.
I said yeah.
We -- -- horses in this country.
And so we don't want to be eaten the little ponies that are at the birthday party.
That's not a good thing and people in Britain are saying the same thing what are you don't know -- the reason they were doing it is quartz.
Is cheaper go to France horse is lovely go to China Mongolia -- lovely part some parts of South America even Italy it's a delicacy.
And allegedly and I haven't had the opportunity to taste it may -- -- my next trip.
It tastes kind of sweet.
Which we're not used to in terms UP meat that's right lot of nutrients given that given the fact that this is yeah -- Burger King actually released a statement they say.
Burger King restaurants in the United States and Canada are not impacted our high quality beef patties are made with a 100% -- And -- added sellers for.
Bulking agent -- in congress to stop in the United States big debate panel animal rights people say don't do it a lot of people in the -- horse industry say.
Do it because in fact it helps protect horses from abuse it increases their value.
Over time that -- stop.
Abuse but my understanding and my belief is.
Our beef is a 100% beef and a 100% safe in this country -- ago happy Valentine's Day thank you very much.