Burger King drops horsemeat firm

Posted at 10:15 PM, Jan 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-24 22:15:47-05

Burger King said on Thursday it had stopped using one of the firms caught up in the scandal of supplying grocers with beef that contained horse meat.

That’s according to Reuters, who reports that the beef burger products from the grocers which tested positive for horse DNA, were produced in processing plants by Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods in Ireland and Dalepak Hambleton in Britain.

Reuters reports that Burger King said it had decided to replace all Silvercrest products in Britain and Ireland with products from another approved Burger King supplier.

Last week, Tesco, a British supermarket chain, withdrew sale of some beef burgers after samples containing horse DNA were found in tests.