Skip to comments.Burger King To DNA Test Its Beef After Food Processor Used Horse Meat
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 Kings 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.
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“Have it you Neighhhh”
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)
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
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!”
Geeze—Burger King is about the only “fast food” hamburger I like.Could it be that I like the taste of horse meat?-—LOL!
“Wi-i-i-i-i-i-l-l-l-bur! What are you doing with that chainsaw?”
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.
As long as they don’t serve me long pig.
I wish they would just quit nagging me about eating horse meat.
Thank goodness I have not done Burger King in a long while.
I know tuna sure is bland since they took the dolphin out of it.
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.
Will they also DNA test to make sure they aren’t putting in rat droppings and bugs?
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.
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.
Anybody seen Angus lately? I miss that guy.
You never see anyone making a fast getaway on a cow.
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?
“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.
“Except for false advertising, whats 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.
Well, Burger King is known for it’s Whoppers, after all...
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!”
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.
What about hairless goat?
meat is meat...probably leaner...
LMAO! And the spuds are turnips.
In China, any non-human creature under 20 foot tall is stir fry!
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?”
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.
Just lead your burger to some water and see what happens!