Friday, Burger King admitted that after some testing they may have used horse meat in their burgers in the United Kingdom; over the last few weeks rumors have abound about the possibility of Burger King using horse meat in burgers, but they denied those rumors until test results showed the truth. The news has created an Internet buzz Saturday.
Friday in a long apology, Burger King said new testing revealed that four samples showed some "trace levels of equine DNA" according to MSN.
Burger King quickly followed up with the fact that any meat they tested that was sold to Burger King restaurants did not contain horse meat, but that it was sold to non-Burger King chains. They announced that they would stop their discontinue their contract immediately with Silvercrest Foods who provided the meat. Silvercrest Foods agreed to provide "100 percent British and Irish beef patties" to Burger King.
Burger King conducted their own investigation which revealed that the horse meat came from a supplier in Poland that was sold to Silvercrest Foods.
Some countries regularly use horse meat in restaurants, but the UK is not one of those countries.
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Sources: Yahoo and MSN
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