USA Today – Burger King has found traces of horse DNA at a plant that supplied its U.K. beef patties, the restaurant chain has said.
In a Thursday statement, Burger King said “four samples recently taken from the Silvercrest plant (in Ireland) have shown the presence of very small trace levels of equine DNA.”
The statement added, “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 & Irish beef patties and have not done so. This is a clear violation of our specifications, and we have terminated our relationship with them. “
Burger King said that the meat did not did make its way to the firm’s restaurants.
“While the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has stated that this is not a food safety issue, we are deeply troubled by the findings,” said Diego Beamonte, Burger King’s vice president of global quality. As a precaution, the fast food company said it is now using suppliers in Germany and Italy.
Last month, Burger King said that its patties were made from 100% beef following the revelation that the British supermarket chain Tesco had sold burgers that were discovered to contain traces of horse meat.
I absolutely love this. Everyone looks at me like a weirdo when I tell them I dont eat fast food. I stick to Subway, and restaurant chains like Outback, Longhorn, Applebees, shit like that. But I dont fuck with McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell and that kind of shit. And you want to know why? Because of this shit. You never quite know what you’re eating. Thats probably for the best too. No one is going to voluntarily go into Burger King and ask for a Horse Whopper, but if you make them believe its hamburg then they’ll buy it. Great marketing, King. Its the old “what they dont know, wont hurt ’em.”
I cant wait until my sister and her boyfriend read this. Those motherfuckers eat at Burger King like its about to go out of business and its their last meal. Knowing them though, they wont care too much. Probably throw the story to the side because it only happened in the UK, like it could never happen over here. Enjoy eating Mr. Ed you sick fucks. Might as well head to Kentucky for the derby and pick out which one looks the tastiest.