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Burger King To DNA Test Its Beef After Food Processor Used Horse Meat
CBS Tampa Bay ^ | February 1, 2013 10:55 AM

Posted on 02/01/2013 6:12:37 PM PST by Olog-hai

Burger King will reportedly test its meat to make sure it is 100 percent beef after horse DNA was found in beef products from one of its food processors.

Diego Beamonte, Burger King’s vice president of global quality, told Bloomberg Businessweek that “details for DNA testing have not been worked out, and no timeline has been set for implementing the new procedures.”

Burger King addressed this topic after it was disclosed that Silvercrest Foods sold beef products containing horse meat to other retailers. …

(Excerpt) Read more at tampa.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: burgerking; horsemeat; wilbureatsmred

1 posted on 02/01/2013 6:12:50 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“Have it you Neighhhh”


2 posted on 02/01/2013 6:15:51 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Olog-hai

Except for false advertising, what’s the problem? A horse is nothing but a cute and slightly smarter form of cow and most of us have no problems eating cow. (ducking)


3 posted on 02/01/2013 6:17:45 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Olog-hai

What? are they afraid the processor isn’t using enough horse in their burgers?

From the taste of that Fish Sandwich the other day, they might want to take a look at their seafood retailer, too


4 posted on 02/01/2013 6:23:24 PM PST by digger48
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To: Olog-hai

I’ll bet they plan on making sure that the meat is up to the highest standards. Then they will start a new marketing campaign - “You can’t beat our meat!”


5 posted on 02/01/2013 6:23:55 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: digger48

Geeze—Burger King is about the only “fast food” hamburger I like.Could it be that I like the taste of horse meat?-—LOL!


6 posted on 02/01/2013 6:25:25 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: Olog-hai

“Wi-i-i-i-i-i-l-l-l-bur! What are you doing with that chainsaw?”


7 posted on 02/01/2013 6:25:54 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Olog-hai

Easier and cheaper test. Bite the hamburger. If it “neighs”, it is horse meat. If it “Moos” it is cow.

If it clucks, you got a chicken sandwich by mistake. Ask for a free hamburger.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 6:26:23 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Olog-hai

As long as they don’t serve me long pig.

Google it.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 6:31:21 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Olog-hai

I wish they would just quit nagging me about eating horse meat.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 6:33:51 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Olog-hai

Thank goodness I have not done Burger King in a long while.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 6:35:40 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: basil

I know tuna sure is bland since they took the dolphin out of it.


12 posted on 02/01/2013 6:36:24 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: doc1019

Actually, bovines are smarter than horses. So are pigs. But the horse is cuter, no doubt, and the taboo on eating horse meat has nothing to do with food sanitation & everything to do with not eating My Little Pony.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 6:36:53 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Olog-hai

Will they also DNA test to make sure they aren’t putting in rat droppings and bugs?


14 posted on 02/01/2013 6:44:10 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: elcid1970

I would beg to differ. I spent many summers in my youth on the family dairy farm. We had both cows and horses and I have yet to meet a smart cow. However I have worked with many smart horses.

A cow eats, poops and farts and refuses to be trained to do anything except stall and accept milkers.

A horse, on the other hand, can be trained to do tricks and respond to verbal commands ... try that with a cow.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 6:44:24 PM PST by doc1019
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To: KosmicKitty

The fork as an eating utensil was invented by the Fijians, who greatly esteemed long pig, which was usually supplied in the form of slain enemy warriors.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 6:45:43 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: KosmicKitty
Burger King says it will test specifically for equine DNA.

Anybody seen Angus lately? I miss that guy.

17 posted on 02/01/2013 6:48:35 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: doc1019

You never see anyone making a fast getaway on a cow.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 6:52:33 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: doc1019

Hmmm.... OK, I don’t have much farm experience. I just read somewhere that oxen teams will not pull to exhaustion while horses will keep going until they drop dead (Gone With The Wind).

Anyway, there is a taboo on eating horsemeat here that doesn’t hold in Europe. If Burger King was provided horsemeat that passed inspection, what’s the big deal? Maybe Europeans have more famine experience. Wonder how horses fair in China?


19 posted on 02/01/2013 6:52:56 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Olog-hai

“Burger King told Businessweek that it dropped dealings with Silvercrest after learning that meat supplied by the distribution company contained horse meat. Burger King went on to say that product from Silvercrest was never sold in their stores.”

This makes absolutely no sense.

If BK dropped dealings with Silvercrest, then BK must have been dealing with them. Then BK claims they never sold any products from Silvercrest. So what was BK dealing with them for?

Somebody is not telling the truth, me thinks.


20 posted on 02/01/2013 6:58:03 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: doc1019

“Except for false advertising, what’s the problem?”

The problem is they report finding horse DNA. If the processor is trying to cheat by slipping in horse, what makes you think they were only using the choice cuts?

For all we know it was all lips and arseholes. Or worse.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 7:00:40 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

Well, Burger King is known for it’s Whoppers, after all...


22 posted on 02/01/2013 7:14:11 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

I’ll have a quarter horse burger, two lumps of sugar, an apple, and a large order of oat fries...to go “And they’re off!”


23 posted on 02/01/2013 7:14:19 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Olog-hai; basil; tennmountainman; flaglady47; mickie; All
Don't worry about your Whoppers. None of the contaminated meat was sold in the U.S.

The above article unfairly and inaccurately leaves out that the meat was sold to BK by a rogue Polish sub-distributor and reached areas only in the UK, Ireland and Denmark.....and was not sold in any restaurants, either....in Europe or here. Plug key words into your search engine and read the facts.

Leni

24 posted on 02/01/2013 7:20:34 PM PST by MinuteGal (Send a penny NOW to CNN, 1 Time-Warner Center, NY,NY 10019 for "PENNIES FOR LEAVING!" (Piers Morgan))
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To: KosmicKitty

What about hairless goat?


25 posted on 02/01/2013 7:23:30 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

26 posted on 02/01/2013 7:24:11 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
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To: doc1019

meat is meat...probably leaner...


27 posted on 02/01/2013 7:26:21 PM PST by Homer1
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To: digger48

LMAO! And the spuds are turnips.


28 posted on 02/01/2013 7:48:41 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: elcid1970

In China, any non-human creature under 20 foot tall is stir fry!


29 posted on 02/01/2013 7:52:27 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper

Who was it who once said that the Chinese will eat:

Anything with four legs except a table,
Anything with wings except an airplane,
Anything that swims except a submarine.

Now....Chinese history abounds with terrible times of famine, we may joke but should not judge. The ordinary greeting among us is “How are you doing?” In China the greeting is “Have you eaten today?”


30 posted on 02/01/2013 8:01:12 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Olog-hai
Mr. Ed loves Buhuhurrgers!

The King's triple crown menu is a whoa-per of a deal.

Part of their new low-fat diet of course...isn't horse meat supposed to be lean?

So if they serve horse in the U.K. do they serve real hot 'dogs' in China? Instead of surf and turf you could have woof and hoof.

31 posted on 02/01/2013 8:03:15 PM PST by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: Olog-hai
Actually horse meat ain't half bad..leaner and a milder taste than beef...
32 posted on 02/01/2013 8:19:19 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: Olog-hai

Just lead your burger to some water and see what happens!


33 posted on 02/01/2013 8:26:08 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: bigheadfred
I hate cows!


34 posted on 02/01/2013 9:04:47 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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