Burger King has revealed that its burgers contained horsemeat, though at first the fast food giant denied it.
Independent testing has proved its burgers contained horse meat DNA.
Test results came from samples collected from Silvercrest, the main supplier of beef products for BK. Since reps have confirmed that products from the factory were affected, though Burger King stressed that it has not sold any contaminated burgers.
Burger King stated: “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.”
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% British and Irish beef patties and have not done so. This is a clear violation of our specifications, and we have terminated our relationship with them.”
The discovery effects over 500 Burger King restaurants in the UK.