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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
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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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