For years, people have joked about the questionable meats in certain fast food restaurants. Usually, the cheaper the fast food chain the more scrutiny over the meat…but we keep coming back.
Burger King has been denying for weeks that there was any horse meat in their burgers, but suddenly they changed their mind. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, they’ve finally admitted to using horse meat in their UK chains of Burger Kings. There are more than 500 Burger King restaurants in the United Kingdom and they had completely “assured” the public they were not using the unapproved meat.
Last week, Burger King vice president, Diego Beamonte, said:
“We are deeply troubled by the findings of our investigation and apologise to our guests, who trust us to source only the highest quality 100 percent beef burgers. Our supplier has failed us and in turn we have failed you. We are committed to ensuring that this does not happen again.”
It all started with a contamination scandal in Ireland and the UK when the Food Safety Authority of Ireland found horse meat in burgers sold in Ireland and the UK. A campaigning food and health group called Sustain, has condemned Burger King’s damage control. Jeanette Longfeld which represents the group said:
“Burger King’s approach has been very shabby,” she said. “It really is not the open, honest and transparent way that we expect a major food company to treats its customers.”
She probably feels that way because they’re blaming their suppliers like Aldi and Silvercrest Foods and they’re blaming them. Everyone involved is dancing around in a circle of blame while customers are still chomping down horsey meat. Read more here.