February 1, 2013 2:15 PM by Billy Heywood
Huffington Post – Burger King has admitted that some of its burgers sold in the U.K. and Ireland were, in fact, tainted with horsemeat.
This is just the latest chapter in an ongoing scandal in the U.K. and Ireland involvingbeef burger patties tainted with meat from horses and pigs. U.K. supermarket chain Tesco and other companies have also been affected. It’s suspected that a meat distributor in Poland, which worked with all the companies in question, used meats other than beef as filler in cheap burgers.
Burger King had originally stressed that its patties are made with 100 percent beef, although it later dropped Silvercrest, the food processing plant that received meat from the Polish distributor.
The Guardian has a statement from Burger King:
“Our independent DNA test results on product taken from restaurants were negative for any equine DNA. However, four samples recently taken from the Silvercrest plant have shown the presence of very small trace levels of equine DNA. Within the last 36 hours, we have established that Silvercrest used a small percentage of beef imported from a non-approved supplier 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.”
Officials have stressed that the horsemeat-tainted burgers do not pose a health risk to consumers.
Welp, this is interesting, but I can’t say I am surprised. Listen, if you think that the meat used in Chinese or Indian restaurants is the animal they say it is, you’re bat shit crazy. Why would McDonald’s, Burger King, Arby’s or Wendy’s be any different. These are massive fast food franchises that only want one thing…High profit margins. So they take a little horse meat, mix it with beef and badda-bing badda-boom it’s a Whopper, Big Mac, and Baconator.
Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, so why not eat the horse meat? It’s not like it’s a raccoon, squirrel or rats, people. Chill the fuck out! Horse meat is a delicacy and you should be thanking Burger King for giving you sweet, delicious, tender horse meat that you can’t just buy in a supermarket or butchershop. Hell, it’s not even a health risk to eat it! Grow up America, it could be worse. In some countries you don’t eat meat until you hunt it yourself! Here, you take a 5 minute drive to buy 4 cheese horsemeatburgers for 2$…So what if occasionally there’s trace amounts of Sarah Jessica Parker’s ancestors in your burger, there’s really nothing wrong with that.
Its not safe to say that Eric Berry won’t chomp down a whopper ever again…