A few days ago it was revealed that horse meat had been mixed in with some of the beef coming from one of Burger King’s biggest European meat suppliers, Silvercrest Foods. But the company insisted that no horse meat actually ever made it into a burger that was served in one of their restaurants.
But after doing some DNA testing, it turns out that , well, there may have been a little horse in a few Whoppers after all.
Burger King has admitted that some of its burgers sold in the U.K. and Ireland were, in fact, tainted with horsemeat.
This is just the latest chapter in an ongoing scandal in the U.K. and Ireland involving beef burger patties tainted with meat from horses and pigs. U.K. supermarket chain Tesco and other companies have also been affected. It’s suspected that a meat distributor in Poland, which worked with all the companies in question, used meats other than beef as filler in cheap burgers.
Burger King had originally stressed that its patties are made with 100 percent beef, although it later dropped Silvercrest, the food processing plant that received meat from the Polish distributor.
I imagine this is is what executives at McDonald’s and Wendy’s are doing today…