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Old 06-08-2012, 06:44 PM   #11
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I know I'm echoing other posters, but my thought was that the texture would be mushy and they might not be as clean as they should be for eating raw. Peppers are one of very few fruits/vegis that don't need to be parblanched before freezing.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:08 PM   #12
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Perhaps you could call one of the phone numbers on this page
Contact Us - Tesco.com
and ask about it.
I would call but I ain't sure how to go about making an international phone call.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:18 PM   #13
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Perhaps you could call one of the phone numbers on this page
Contact Us - Tesco.com
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I would call but I ain't sure how to go about making an international phone call.
You dial 011, then the country code (UK is 44 I believe) and then the number!
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #14
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You dial 011, then the country code (UK is 44 I believe) and then the number!
That is correct from the US or Canada. You can call for free or cheap, from Gmail.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:40 PM   #15
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Perhaps tomorrow.....As near as I can figure, it is after midnight in the UK now.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:43 PM   #16
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Many Tesco frozen products carry the same "Do Not Eat Raw" warning. Many have wondered about it, but no one has claimed to know the true reason. It appears on both vegetable dishes and meat dishes.

There are two possibilities that make sense. One is that Tesco has no faith in their sources and suspect the products can be grossly contaminated, perhaps with things like raw human sewage being used as fertilizer. But I think it unlikely that a corporation would continue to labor under that kind of problem without developing new sources.

I think it more likely that they have become super conservative in the face of things like the e-coli sprout debacle and other episodes. Their reasoning may be that there is always a possibility of contamination, no matter how careful they are. And they've decided to cover their exposure by instructing users to cook everything. They extend the statement on their beef mince to point out that there is some risk if not thoroughly cooked.

Just corporate paranoia, I suspect. And it's unlikely that many of their customer buy their frozen products just to thaw them and eat them raw.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:04 AM   #17
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You dial 011, then the country code (UK is 44 I believe) and then the number!
Yes.. but you have to drop the leading 0 on the number when you do this.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:29 AM   #18
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Maybe this is the reason. Just a thought.

flandersnews.be: Mice in frozen veg
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:35 AM   #19
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Wow didn't expect so many replies, thanks everyone.

I think you're right and it's just the company covering their back in case of any incidents.

However I might try and get round to calling them and asking today, as I really am intrigued.

If I find out anything I'll be sure to let you all know, and if anyone finds out anything more, please share. :)
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #20
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Maybe this is the reason. Just a thought.

flandersnews.be: Mice in frozen veg
It doesn't specify if the mice are alive or if they, too, are frozen.

I buy frozen julienned bell peppers all the time, both the national brands and the store brand, but I've nevere found a prize in any of the bags.

I buy them specifically for cooking. If I want raw bell pepper, I buy them fresh, julienne them, slice and/or dice the portion I want raw, and toss the rest into the bag with the peppers I bought frozen.

I'm a pepper, he's a pepper, she's a pepper, they're a pepper, wouldn't you like to be a pepper too?
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