English sausage

Mar 26th, 2001, 06:47 PM
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English sausage

How do I avoid exposure to mad cow disease with all of the sausage served at English bed and breakfasts?
Mar 26th, 2001, 06:54 PM
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Duct tape.

IV fluids.

Take Louis Rich turkey hot dogs with you.
Mar 26th, 2001, 06:56 PM
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"An outbreak of food poisoning linked to tainted turkey cold cuts has killed four people, caused three miscarriages and sickened another 21 in 10 states since May, the government reports today"


whoops. scratch that third idea.
Mar 26th, 2001, 06:59 PM
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Life is full of risks and I am prepared to take the risk of BSE for the taste of sausage & black and white pudding!

English & Irish Sausages are almost exclusively pork based (if they are beef sausages they will tell you) so I don't think you can get mad cow unless the disease has spread to piggies.

You can also go the granola/yogurt route

Mar 26th, 2001, 11:30 PM
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Try asking for kippers instead.
Mar 26th, 2001, 11:53 PM
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Well, if they are pork sausages, English pig farmers have the strictest rules in Europe about welfare, so your bangers will have come from contented pigs. If they are beef, you will only be in danger if the landlady has had them in the freezer since before 1988.
Mar 27th, 2001, 02:52 AM
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""Message: Well, if they are pork sausages, English pig farmers have the strictest rules in Europe about welfare, so your bangers will have come from contented pigs. ""

Since they've discovered that the recent horrendous epidemic of Hoof and Mouth was started by feeding bad swill (composed of leftovers from cafeterias and Chinese restaurants that had brought in illegal meat) to pigs... and then selling the pork as "prime", I think I'd pass on the sausages. I don't think I'd frequent too many Chinese restaurants there either.

Mar 27th, 2001, 02:59 AM
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"There was one card I particularly resented sending. It was to the EEC Agriculture Commissioner in Brussels.....He's the fool who has forced through the plan to standardise the Eurosausage, and we'll be forced to accept some foreign muck like salami or bratwurst in its place.
Of course, they can't actually stop us from eating the British sausage. But they can stop us calling it a sausage. it seems that it's got to be called the Emulsified High-Fat Offal Tube......."
( Ed. J. Lynn & A. Jay "Yes Prime-Minister", 1986, Book Club Associates, P.11)

Bernard Woolley: "They cannot stop us eating the British sausage, can they?"
Jim Hacker: "They can stop us calling it a sausage though. Apparently it has got to be called the Emulsified High-Fat Offal Tube."
Bernard Woolley: "And you swallowed it?"
Mar 27th, 2001, 10:02 AM
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What's cruel about feeding swill to a pig?
Mar 27th, 2001, 11:02 AM
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Don't eat it!

Actually, with the regulations about what can be done with offal in this country you have far more chance of getting vCJD in the US which has no such rules.

Mar 27th, 2001, 11:56 AM
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Um, actually, there are laws in place in the US against feeding animal by-products to cattle, etc. Now, as for enforcement--I wouldn't feel too confident about that.
Mar 27th, 2001, 12:01 PM
Clarke Griswold
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I hear the pigeon pie is to die for!
Mar 27th, 2001, 12:02 PM
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I'd NEVER pass up a chance at Lincolnshire sausage (sage sausage). If I'm going to die from something, at least I'd die happy. (My theory is we all have to go sometime, might as well live to the fullest as long as I can. After all, that's why I travel to other countries to begin with.)
Mar 27th, 2001, 12:08 PM
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Re: laws in US

Actually, it's against the law to feed mammal parts to other mammals, but it is still legal to feed cows chicken parts and chicken droppings, which increase risks for salmonella.

Lovely, isn't it?
Mar 27th, 2001, 12:27 PM
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You like to eat brains, eyes, lips etc ?
Then eat sausages ( Anywhere ! ).
Mar 27th, 2001, 02:16 PM
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Caitlin, it wasn't the mechanical byproducts which caused it in thefirst place to which I as referring; it was the laws against using brain stem material and MRM in the human food chain.

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