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#550179 - 21st Jul 2011 4:31pm corned beef hash
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ha son fancied corned beef hash for tea not had it in ages he said so off to sainsburys upton( shock now 2 45 a tin)anyway spuds done and mashed onions ready so opened tin yuk brown and smelly so no corned beef hash or back to shops .

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#550180 - 21st Jul 2011 4:44pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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Its most strange that the price of corned beef is high. During WW2 its was used as a cheap "top-up" to your ration vouchers when the butcher was short of other meat.

Made correctly it preserves quite well due to being salted and jellied, as well as being bulked up by cheap products.

Even after the mad-cow episode, when the price of beef dropped enormously, corned beef held its price in comparison.

Its high price is of no concern to me, the government review the two-year kill rule for cows (brought in to hide BSE - under two years they don't usually show the symptoms). In recent years the government have looked at lifting this rule, but MAFF interject and say that it might not be a good idea. They are hiding BSE and obviously still think there is a significant risk.

Hence - I don't eat beef.
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#550181 - 21st Jul 2011 4:48pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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had best before 09/2015

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#550182 - 21st Jul 2011 4:54pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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Wasn't Argentinian was it, they tried to kill us all in the 60s, infected with Typhoid i think it was. Remember my dad telling me when he served in Burma during the war, they could open a tin of Bully Beef and pour it out.
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#550183 - 21st Jul 2011 5:00pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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Tin must have a hole in it somewhere, its cooking in the sealed can and hence fully sterilised.

Take it to the shop and accept at least 10 compensation - don't let them take it off you without the compo - they will back down if you're leaving with it, don't say what you intend to do with it, but make it clear that you are going to do something.

Mate of mine who worked for a manufacturer used to go to people's houses same day (sometimes 200 miles away) when they were an upset customer. The objective was to take the item and if necessary he would be extremely generous.
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#550186 - 21st Jul 2011 5:11pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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they offered me my money back if i still have receipt

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#550192 - 21st Jul 2011 5:20pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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Has that poor lad had anything to eat yet, could be a report going in to social services right now. wink
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#550193 - 21st Jul 2011 5:21pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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Tell them that this could be public safety problem and should you go elsewhere to seek advice, which would be more convenient to you. To go back to the shop would incur financial loss due to my time and travel, apart from the inconvenience of having a meal ruined by missing the main ingredient.
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#550202 - 21st Jul 2011 5:28pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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yes meal saved by local co op will be taking empty tin back next week and will have good moan will let you know how i got on

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#550212 - 21st Jul 2011 5:48pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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Originally Posted By: karenjon
will let you know how i got on


Yes, cos we are a right bunch of nosey sods!

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#550219 - 21st Jul 2011 6:01pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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not Sainsburys in upton again surely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#550220 - 21st Jul 2011 6:02pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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Oh no! I would of been guttererd, love corned beef hash, lots of cheese on top too tease
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#550223 - 21st Jul 2011 6:24pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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yes sorry upton again and yes lots of cheese on top think i'll have some myself years since i made or had this for tea

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#550231 - 21st Jul 2011 7:11pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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Buy your corned beef from Lidl or Asda's own brand. Cheap, cheerful, and tasty in your CB hash.
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#550236 - 21st Jul 2011 7:31pm Re: corned beef hash [Re: karenjon]
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I put at least two chopped chillies in mine, just gives it that bite!

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