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Burger King admits selling contaminated burgers

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Burger KingAfter weeks of denial, Burger King admitted yesterday that the burgers they used in Whoppers were contaminated with horse meat. As The Daily Mail reports, the burgers were made by a company called Silvercrest, which is based in Ireland, with meat off-cuts they imported from Poland.  A statement issued by the fast-food company said “four samples taken from the Silvecrest plant have shown the presence of very small trace levels of equine DNA.”

Silvecrest also supplied meat with equine DNA to Tesco, Asda and the Co-op. According to various reports, the contaminated meat has been on the shelves of these supermarkets for more than a year. Burger King’s statement said: “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 per cent British & Irish beef patties and have not done so.”

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