Freeza Meats: That meat was just resting in our storeroom?

One of the very funny running jokes in the Fr. Ted series refers to some dodgy accountancy by Fr. Ted in a previous parish.

Fr. Ted, whenever the matter is raised angrily retorts:

That money was just resting in my account.

The joke came to mind after hearing the explanation provided by Freeza Meats for the presence of 80% horsemeat in a product stored at their plant in Newry.

They claim they were approached last August by a meat trader who offered to sell them meat. They declined but, as a goodwill gesture to the meat trader, they agreed to store the meat at their plant.

They claim they never purchased the material, it was never their material, it was kept in a separate area, it had nothing to do with them.

Or, in other words – That meat was just resting in our storeroom.