Man, this horse meat scandal in Europe is some nasty business. So nasty, in fact, other countries with a new-found interest in what the hell they are eating are starting to take harder looks.
When news of the scandal in Europe broke, officials in Iceland though they would poke around a bit, make sure none of that bullshit (or would it be horseplay?) was going on there. The results were exactly what they needed to hear- no horse or other questionable meats were in play, but there was a notable exception.
According to the account, one particular domestic brand of meat pie contained what inspector Kjartan Hreinsson said was apparently some kind of vegetable matter. Just like the story from a year or so back about how Pringles did not have enough potato in them to be called potato chips in Britain, the Icelandic meat inspectors were dealing with their worst nightmare- a meatless meat pie! The matter has since been taken over by local authorities. Interesting side note. Kjartan means will never show up on Spell Check in Icelandic.
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