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#1 Hum

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:06

Burger King admits to horse meat in its burgers, including the world-famous Whoppers, in its United Kingdom locations. The news comes two weeks after the popular fast food restaurant chain first denied the presence of horse meat in its food. According to a Jan. 31, 2013 report by The Daily Mail, "The contaminated burgers were made by the Irish-based processing company, Silvercrest, which is part the ABP Foods Group."

Blocks of frozen meat from a non-approved supplier in Poland turned out to be the culprit. The imported beef contained minute amounts of horse meat that made their way into burgers, including those sold at Burger King.

The news that Burger King admits horse meat in its burgers only after two weeks of denials is leading some to believe an intentional coverup was being perpetrated on unwitting consumers. One theory has it that the company denied the presence of horse meat in its food long enough to procure an alternate supplier.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:09

Ha! That is why I eat at Wendys

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:11

Ha! That is why I eat at Wendys


Wendy's burgers are made out of raccoon meat.

I kid :D

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:17

I don't know about the UK, but over here I noticed some change in the Whopper meat, some years ago.

Who knows what might be in them ...

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:18

so what that shizzz is good

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:18

I guess it's a country specific thing.... here in Canada horse meat is perfectly legal.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:25

So much for 'we only use angus beef' blah blah, haha CAUGHT out lying again importing it from a polish supplier!
I'm waiting for them to be sued for using the 'flame grilled' statement now, they always used to flame grill but for the past 2 years every unfortunate time I went to a BK, it was microwaved.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:26

Selling horse meat as beef burgers is a whole different story

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:36

just who exactly is this 'non approved supplier' in Poland?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:38

NPR did a good cover of the story.

http://www.npr.org/b...-in-its-patties

Pork & Horse DNA found in "meat". It was due to a supplier of a supplier shipped it to various company's including Burger King.
(From article) Irony - it may of been actually healthier then the real thing.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:39

just who exactly is this 'non approved supplier' in Poland?


^ Warsaw racetrack :laugh:

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:42

Big deal, meat is meat, is meat
I would like to know it'd horse, but either way it's still just meat

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:49

^ So you are a cannibal ? :laugh:

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:49

Who really knows what is in any of this stuff we eat from McDonalds, Taco Bell,,,etc.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:52

Selling horse meat as beef burgers is a whole different story


good point!



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