Burger King reveals its burgers contained horsemeat


As a follow-on from a story about UK supermarkets selling burgers containing horse meat, it has been revealed you’ve been eating horse meat if you had some Burger King.

The fast food restaurant chain had initially denied that its burgers contained horsemeat, but backtracked after receiving test results.  

In other words, they lied until they couldn’t get away with it any longer.

Burger King stated: “Four samples recently taken from the Silvercrest plant have shown the presence of very small trace levels of equine DNA.

“Within the last 36 hours, we have established that Silvercrest used a small percentage of beef imported from a non-approved supplier in Poland.

“They promised to deliver 100% British and Irish beef patties and have not done so. This is a clear violation of our specifications, and we have terminated our relationship with them.”

There are more than 500 Burger King restaurants in the UK.

Yesterday (January 30), Tesco announced that it had dropped Silvercrest as its supplier.

Earlier this month, a sample from Tesco Everyday Value Beef Burgers was revealed to contain 21.9% horse meat. Lidl, Aldi and Iceland were among several other retailers affected by the scandal.

However, Irish food safety authority FSAI has insisted that the meat is perfectly safe to consume.

The question has to be asked:

Where does Burger King New Zealand get its meat from?

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