Burger contamination revelations roll on

Burger contamination revelations roll on

Despite earlier assurances about Burger King products The Guardian has revealed that the foodservice chain has now admits some burgers made at Silvercrest were tainted with horse meat.

Burger King vice president for global quality, Diego Beaumonte, speaking to The Guardian said the company was : “Deeply troubled by the findings of our investigation and apologise to our guests, who trust us to source only the highest quality 100% beef burgers. Our supplier has failed us and in turn we have failed you.”

In the meantime Aldi has suspended its contract with the Yorkshire plant, Dalepak Hambleton whilst investigations establish why three out of nine newly tested burger samples contained traces of DNA from pork and horse. These were frozen Oakhurst 100% quarter pounders, frozen specially-selected Aberdeen Angus quarter pouncers and frozen 16-pack Oakhurst beef burgers. A spokesman for the Aldi chain told the BBC: “We are deeply angry and feel let down by our supplier.” The company confirmed that it was conducting more tests at Dalepak until it understood how the production line had become contaminated.

And still it goes on.

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