Beyond all joking matters, Burger King admits to horse meat in burgers.
After spending almost two weeks in denial, Burger King representatives have allegedly confirmed that horse meat was an ingredient in beef burgers they were selling.
While most people worldwide have grown comfortable with the taste of cow, it is very uncommon to sit down to a nice meal of horse. And of course, consumers worldwide are very disgusted.
According to various sources, Burger King’s two-week period of denial was to clean house, so to speak. After extensive internal investigations, Burger King determined which suppliers of its meat had horse in its product, then canned those companies to find new suppliers.
Aldi/Tesco was formerly invoked as possible culprit in supplying the tainted meat to Burger King, though more recent investigation includes a company called Silvercrest used a small percent of beef from a supplier in Poland.
A spokesman from Burger King confirms: “Within the last 36 hours, we have established that Silvercrest used a small percentage of beef imported from a non-approved supplier in Poland.”
The spokesman continued, , “Through our investigation, we have confirmed that this non-approved Polish supplier is the same company identified by the Irish Department of Agriculture as the source of Silvercrest’s contamination issue.”
“We are deeply troubled by the findings of our investigation and apologise to our guests, who trust us to source only the highest quality 100per cent beef burgers,” offered Burger King has apology.
“Our supplier has failed us and in turn we have failed you. We are committed to ensuring that this does not happen again.”
It remains to be seen how the scandal affects global sales for the restaurant giant.