Have you ever had horsemeat? Well, if you have consumed burgers from Burger King, you probably swallowed some horsemeat.
According to the Huffington Post, “Burger King has admitted that it is possible some of its burgers sold in the U.K. and Ireland were, in fact, tainted with horsemeat.”
Apparently, a meat distributor in Poland used meat from horses and pigs as “filler in cheap burgers.”
Burger King had initially stated that its burgers were made with 100 percent beef, but that is clearly not true.
Based on a statement from Burger King, Silvercrest, their former food processing plant, had trace levels of equine DNA within the last 36 hours. This problem may have occurred when Silvercrest used beef from a non-approved company 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," said Burger King.
Could it be that the last burger you ate from Burger King was actually horsemeat? That thought is enough to persuade people to become vegetarians.
The hyperbole, “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse”, has moved from the world of figurative expressions to the world of reality.
Some countries believe in eating dogs and cats, so this might be the next mix up at food processing plants.