An investigation by a well-known UK journalist, Jimmy Doherty of Food Unwrapped, shed light on the type of meat used in shaorme. He revealed shocking information about the real content of this type of fast food dish sold in various street corner establishments. What did he discover from some laboratory analyzes of the meat?
Lamb or beef, the lie delivered by the sellers
The investigative journalist wanted to know what is really in a doner kebab and conducted laboratory tests to find out the truth. The test results were astounding. Thus, following a special effort to discover what type of meat these popular dishes contain, it was discovered that only one of the nine shaorme shops used lamb meat as it was presented.
Meat from the other eight locations was DNA tested as chicken and beef, thus revealing a practice of misleading customers: “Most of them contain chicken. We also have some that contain beef. Fortunately, I found no goat, donkey, or horse in any of the products.“, the scientist said.
Doherty then asked the researcher about the results of the tests, if he would increase the number of test subjects: “If I gave you 900 charms, who knows what kind of results we would find?“, asked the journalist.
Hancock responded that he expects at least 60 percent of the products tested to not be the product being sold: “I would expect to probably see a failure rate of about 60 percent. That would probably be typical“, said the scientist.
The reaction of Internet users after the experiment published by the British journalist
Shocked by learning the truth about the content of their favorite food, netizens were vehement in their reactions, leaving the impression that they will give up this harmful habit of eating fast food, or at least, the shaorma.
“Even if I could overlook the garbage mixed in with the meat, the fact that this type of meat is heated and cooled several times bothers me,” commented one fast food shop customer.
Another expressed his outrage at the lies peddled by traders: “Frightening. What’s really sad is that only one in nine passed the ultimate test. If they can get away with it and it doesn’t cost them anything, they will do it again!„.
A third shaorma fan added that it is important for people to know the truth about the type of meat folsoit in shaorma, whether or not they choose to continue eating the dish.
“It’s important to know that these kebab shops tell people it’s lamb, but in reality it also contains beef and pork. We may not care what it’s made of, but we should still be able to make informed decisions, and they should punish these people who just add random stuff,” said one netizen, according to ladbible.com.