Burger King Admits Selling Burgers Containing Horse Meat

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.
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Following that, on the night of January's 31st, Burger King finally admitted that they have been selling burgers and whooper using patties with horse meats in it; This came after their two weeks of denials.

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.

11 comments:

  1. That's a shocking revelation. Good thing I'm not a meat-eater so I'm safe with my vegetables and fruits. :)

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  2. I can't believe my favorite fast food restaurant would admit to this travesty. I love their Mushroom Swiss.

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  3. Why would they use horse meat in their burger? Ugh!
    I will make sure to ask next time what kind of meat they use.

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  4. horse meat, why oh why, I so love burger king but knowing this one makes me think again.

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  5. Well I hope MVP does not overlook at this since he owns it here in the Philippines. It might create a problem to his franchise if they also use Horse meat

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  6. aww! this is very sad to know. coz whenever we travel we make sure and on the look out for burger kings hehe xx

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  7. This is so alarming. You are right, this could happen to us. This one of the reasons why I'm more comfortable with home-cooked dishes than fast food items.

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  8. We don't have BURGER KING in Davao. But I already eat BURGER in BURGER KING when I am still working in Quezon City. Hahahaha...now they admit it! There is a video about that, I thought it is Mcdo doing that.

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  9. Oh my! this is the first time I've learned about this. Big scandal nga sa food industry.. Horse meat? Seriously?

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  10. Horese meat is good for tapa but for burger never heard of it before. I wonder what is the Burger King in the US made of.

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  11. it looks like horse meat is not bad for burgers at all, judging from the fact that nobody was able to detect that for God knows how long. The question is, how many people got sick because of eating horse meat burgers. Aside from the "fooling" the consumers, I don't see anything wrong with horse meat burgers. I'm sure this is done in other culture

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