Burger King Admits to Selling Beef Burgers Containing Horse Meat

The announcement comes after almost two weeks of vehement denials

By on February 2nd, 2013 08:31 GMT

The news just broke that, after spending almost two weeks denying such accusations, Burger King has finally agreed to own up to the fact that it has been selling beef burgers containing horse meat.

Rumor has it that Burger King only put this much effort in stating loud and clear that it had nothing to do with the horse meat scandal because it was trying to buy itself some time in order to find an alternative supplier and clear its restaurant of all horse meat traces.

Still, the company claims that, at the time of their maintaining that their products contained no horse meat, they were quite sure of this themselves.

Thus, it was only later when new tests revealed that the guarantees they were offering the public had no basis in reality.

The contaminated burgers sold by Burger King were made by an Irish-based processing company known as Silvercrest, Daily Mail reports.

As one spokesperson for Burger King explained, “Within the last 36 hours, we have established that Silvercrest used a small percentage of beef imported from a non-approved supplier in Poland.”

Furthermore, “Through our investigation, we have confirmed that this non-approved Polish supplier is the same company identified by the Irish Department of Agriculture as the source of Silvercrest’s contamination issue.”

Following the scandal caused by the news that these burgers contained horse meat, Burger King found itself shipping in burgers from Germany and Italy, and sending them to its UK outlets.

Furthermore, they made it quite clear that their collaboration with Silvercrest had come to an end, simply because the latter promised to deliver 100% British and Irish beef patties, yet failed in doing so.

“We are deeply troubled by the findings of our investigation and apologise to our guests, who trust us to source only the highest quality 100per cent beef burgers,” Burger King offered as an apology to its customers in the UK.

“Our supplier has failed us and in turn we have failed you. We are committed to ensuring that this does not happen again,” the company went on to add.

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