Burger King admits to using horsemeat

Burger King admits to selling beef burgers and Whoppers containing horsemeat.

01 Feb 2013
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Much hype has been made of the fact that finally Burger King is coming to South Africa. 

For anyone who is a fan of The Whopper, it is certainly cause to celebrate. But would you be deterred by the fact that Burger King have now admitted to using horsemeat in their famous burgers?

According to British newspaper The Daily Mail, following the Tesco-Gate horsemeat scandal Burger King has now admitted that it has been selling burgers and Whoppers containing horsemeat despite two weeks of denials.

"The fast food chain, which has more than 500 UK outlets, had earlier given a series of ‘absolute assurances’ that its products were not involved.

However, new tests have revealed these guarantees were incorrect in a revelation that threatens to destroy the trust of customers."

"It also raises serious questions about whether the food company, which sells around one million burgers a week in the UK, has any good idea about what goes into its products.

The contaminated burgers were made by the Irish-based processing company, Silvercrest, which is part the ABP Foods Group. The same company also made tainted burgers for Tesco, Asda and the Co-op, among others."

Read the full story, including Burger King's denial and alleged cover-up, and decide for yourself... will you be queueing for Whoppers when Burker King hits our shores?

Article source: www.dailymail.co.uk

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