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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:44 PM

Burger King Admits to selling Horsemeat in Britain, U.S. not involved.

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

Would you like some horse meat with that burger? Neither would Burger King customers in Britain.

But on Thursday, Burger King admitted after two weeks of denials that tests had revealed "trace" amounts of horse meat in its burgers and Whoppers, according to the Daily Mail. It likely originated from an authorized supplier Poland, which was using meats other than beef as filler in cheap burgers, the Huffington Post said.

The fast food chain had previously denied that it was part of the so-called "horsemeat scandal," but the contamination appears to have been going on since at least last May and potentially up to a year. The scandal started two weeks ago when the Food Safety Authority of Ireland revealed that it had found horse meat and pork in burgers sold in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

In an email late Friday morning, a Burger King spokesman told me that restaurants in the United States "are not impacted" because they do not use products from the Silvercrest Foods plant that processed the patties in Britain.
"As part of our rigorous and overlapping food safety and quality controls, we conduct micro, chemical, physical and sensory analysis on our products," spokesman Miguel Piedra wrote in an email to me. "Testing for equine DNA is not a standard practice used in beef production. However, we are dedicating ourselves to determining what lessons can be learned and what additional measures, including DNA testing and enhanced traceability controls, can be taken to ensure that we continue to provide you with the quality products you expect from us."


Read more: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/189285051.html



You know....this kinda thing could never happen in the USA...We have hired so many more new food inspectors in the last few years...

no...we have cut back food inspection.... liar......

and the companies like Burger King and Mc Ducks would never ever cheat thier customers to make a few extra bucks....

wait...wasn't there some tainted peanut butter a couple of years ago...made in a filthy plant?? right hear in the USA???...
.........tell me it isn't so...Shoeless Joe...
could it happen to burgers?????

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Reply Burger King Admits to selling Horsemeat in Britain, U.S. not involved. (Original post)
Stuart G Feb 2013 OP
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #1
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #2
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #3
CBGLuthier Feb 2013 #4
kurtzapril4 Feb 2013 #5
Enrique Feb 2013 #6
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2013 #7
kurtzapril4 Feb 2013 #8
ZombieHorde Feb 2013 #11
cbrer Feb 2013 #9
kurtzapril4 Feb 2013 #12
cbrer Feb 2013 #15
kurtzapril4 Feb 2013 #16
laureloak Feb 2013 #10
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #18
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #13
darkangel218 Feb 2013 #14
whistler162 Feb 2013 #17

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:53 PM

1. our rigorous and overlapping food safety and quality controls...

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:02 PM

2. I remember when I was about 19 yrs old I was visiting our relatives in Italy.

 

My cousin fixed me a burger. After he told he it was horse meat. I couldn't tell the difference. I thought he was joking with me. But another day he was eating raw meat. Tar Tar he called it. I told him to not eat it uncooked and that it was dangerous to eat raw meat. He said no no. Talk about strange stuff we eat. I guess its what your use to eating. I have eaten deer, quail, guineas,squirrel and rabbit. Some were good and some I wasn't crazy about it.

We do need better laws so people don't get sick. I don't think we have enough inspectors.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:37 PM

3. It's only a little...

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:18 PM

4. Better for you than cow

But I do believe in truth in advertising.

I like the way the article assumes that All beef eaters will gasp at the thought of eating horse.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:11 PM

5. Some people just like

to stirrup trouble. Burger King will be saddled with a bad reputation, manely because they attempted a cover-up.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:17 PM

6. groan

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:50 AM

7. Let's rein it in. nt

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:08 AM

8. Had a Whopper last week....

it was nagnificent!

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:24 PM

11. Ha! So naughty.

The pun, not eating horses.

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:24 AM

9. Made me laugh until I was horse... nt

 

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Response to cbrer (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:33 PM

12. Why should horses be sacrosanct?

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:04 AM

15. Buddy, if you wouldn't eat horse...

 

You've never been hungry.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:00 AM

16. Ummmm.....

That's what I meant.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:39 AM

10. This article is NOT true.

BK said so a week ago and pulled their supplier. Many other restaurant chains were caught by the same supplier. BK immediately stepped forward and did the right thing yet the media seems hell bent on going after only BK. So my question is...what competitor of BK is behind this hit?

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Response to laureloak (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:34 PM

18. Its a blog

what else would you expect from a leech.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:05 PM

13. Burger King...where the Budweiser Clydesdales' are sent to pasture...

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:11 PM

14. Horse meat is eaten quiet frequently in Europe

Cold cuts, especially bolognia are sure to have some horse meat in them pretty often.

GB is probably more strict with what's what, but Italy and France and Eastern block not so much.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:15 AM

17. Their new ad campaign...

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