On January 31, 2013 it was reported that the fast food giant Burger King was using other meat as fillers in their whopper and cheeseburger. Burger King is one of the fast food giants, and is loved by many across the world.
Burger King has admitted that it may be possible that some of the beef patty meat that is used in their cheaper sandwiches of cheeseburger and whopper Jr. was tainted with horsemeat and pig meat in some of their U.K. and Ireland locations.
They said that these meats were used as fillers from the Poland packaging plant which had supplied them there meat for the burgers mentioned.
Burger King was not the only one affected by this scandal but a U.K. Supermarket chain Tesco was also receiving horsemeat and pig meat from this Poland distributor.
Burger King had emphasized that they had only used 100 percent pure beef in all their patties. Upon further investigation the four samples taken from the Silvercrest plant showed that there was a small percentage of filler meat in form of horsemeat and pig meat.
Burger King immediately dropped Silvercrest, which is the food processing plant company that hired the non-approved Poland supplier that supplied the meat used at Burger King.
Burger King has stated that Silvercrest was in complete violation of their agreement as they had promised to supply 100 percent pure U.K. and Ireland beef.
Burger King has emphasized that there has been no traces of horsemeat or pig meat fillers in their meat patties at their U.S. location stores.