Burger King admits to possibly using horse meat in some of its burgers. On Jan. 31, Business Insider reported that "some burgers made in the plant of one of its processors in Ireland were tainted with horse meat." While burgers from various restaurants have been tested and none have shown any trace of horse meat, there is still a possibility that some of the beef served wasn't from a cow.
"Our supplier has failed us and in turn we have failed you," Burger King vice president for
global quality Diego Beamonte said. Although the amount of equine DNA was very small, this is a very serious issue for the fast food giant.
Although Burger King admits to possible horse meat contamination, they are not closing down stores or dumping any of its meat. The issue of "fillers" has almost always been in the mix when it comes to fast food chains. Many people just take the food for what it is and don't think twice, but with recent reports of pink slime at McDonald's and now possible horse meat at Burger King, people are becoming more concerned about what exactly they are getting when they go to these "trusted" chains.
"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," read a statement from Burger King.
Now that Burger King admits to the horse meat possibility, will you continue to eat there?
© Effie Orfanides 2013