A horse is a horse of course until Burger King admitted traces of horse DNA were found in samples of patties from a food-processing plant in Ireland. The neigh-sayers issued a statement that the meat never reached its eateries. Looks like the King may lose his crown as it seems whatever falls into the grinder is sometimes mixed with "blended" random animals.
“Four samples recently taken from the Silvercrest plant have shown the presence of very small trace levels of equine DNA. This product was never sold to our restaurants,” the company said in a statement on Thursday.
Burger King previously dropped the firm, which had been approved to supply burgers to its restaurants in Britain, Ireland and Denmark. Traces of horse DNA were found in beef burgers sold by supermarkets Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland. Well on one hand, you're eating a healthier and leaner meat, but you've also just eaten somebody's friend named "Flicka".
“We are deeply troubled by the findings of our investigation and apologize to our guests, who trust us to source only the highest quality 100 percent beef burgers. Our supplier has failed us and in turn we have failed you.” said Burger King’s vice president of global quality, Diego Beamonte.
They sound like they are beating a dead horse and Burger King has announced it's now releasing their all new, "Rodeo" sandwich. Have you heard what their new Kid's Meal toy is? A clip-on horse tail extensions for girls and lassos for the boys.
I'll have the Mr. Ed with cheese & bacon and all this time I thought that the "seabiscuit" in BK's Seabiscuit breakfast sandwich was referring to the bread used for the bun! I guess I'll just have to hoof it on over to McDonalds from now on.
The Miami-based chain said its investigation showed the source of the Silvercrest contamination was the same non-approved Polish supplier identified by the Irish department of agriculture.
"Hi-ho, Silver!........with cheese"
Food safety experts said horse meat poses no added health risks to consumers, but I bet
BK will have to pony up some cash to get rid of this bad publicity. I wonder if this will "trigger" any lawsuits?
It bears repeating.....
"To beef, or not to beef,
That is equestrian.
Happy trails to you, until we meet again Burger King!
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