Burger King Admits Selling Burgers Containing Horse Meat -- Barely over a couple of weeks ago, The Urban Walker posted about a discovery that reveals TESCO (big supermarket in the UK) and Ireland selling burgers with horse meat contents. The Republic of Ireland's food safety authority (FSAI) released an investigation data which concluded that the said meats were positive with horse and even, pig DNA.
Read the daily.mail.uk's article about it here
Serious doubts are now roaming around whether Burger King, which sells about a million burgers a week in the United Kingdom alone, has got any grasp on what's really going into its line of products on the table. Let alone foreign meats and other DNA detections, but these are considered unethical, cheating and at the same time, building a shady reputation.
We could be feeling very confident that what we are eating is a so called 100% beef and such but at the backstage of the process, things are significantly different.
What took place in the UK and Ireland involves an Irish-based processing company, Silvercrest - a part of ABP Foods Group.
This issue is a standing scandal on food contamination. Although Burger King is regretful after knowing that its burger patties meat suppliers assured them of a 100 percent beef product delivery and that, things are the other way around, Jeanette Longfield of the campaigning food and health group condemned BK's way of handling the situation.
So this spirals down to the fact that, if this happened in the first world countries, the same scenario can also happen in the Philippines. Well, we may have a different set of meat suppliers but it is just right to act vigilant, specially when it comes to food safety and security.