Burger King drops ABP as supplier

Burger King drops ABP as supplier

Burger King is to replace its Silvercrest products in both the UK and Ireland and has changed to a separate supplier.

Silvercrest, a subsidiary of ABP Food Group, has been under investigation for potential contamination of retail products with horse meat. This company also supplied 100% pure beef patties for Burger King restaurants in the UK and Ireland.

In a statement Burger King has said: “While this is not a food safety issue according to findings from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), upon learning of these allegations, we immediately launched an independent investigation that is currently on-going.

“As a precaution, this past weekend we decided to replace all Silvercrest products in the UK and Ireland with products from another approved BURGER KING® supplier. This is a voluntary and precautionary measure. We are working diligently to identify suppliers that can produce 100% pure Irish and British beef products that meet our high quality standards.

“We take this matter seriously and will continue with our investigations to determine how this situation occurred and what lessons can be learned.”

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