NASTY: Burger King has now admitted that horse meat was used in it’s Whopper burgers and other meat products in the United Kingdom.
Burger King has faced allegations of orchestrating a cover-up of its links to the horsemeat scandal in order to give it time to find an alternative supplier.
It is currently shipping in tens of thousands of burgers from suppliers in Germany and Italy in order to meet demand at its UK outlets.
It is known that the management at Silvercrest has been using a series of non-approved ingredients in their burgers for a range of household name brands.
These included meat off-cuts, including horse, that were imported in large frozen blocks from Poland.
The contamination has been going on since at least last May and potentially for up to one year, according to evidence presented to MPs earlier this week.
Tonight Burger King abandoned its earlier denials, saying: â€˜Four samples recently taken from the Silvercrest plant have shown the presence of very small trace levels of equine DNA.
It might be tough for BK to recover from this mighty Whopper of a scandal in the UK.
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