Horse meat scandal costs Ireland company contract with Burger King


china
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Horse meat scandal costs Ireland company contract with Burger King
China National News Friday 1st February, 2013

DUBLIN, Ireland. Burger King Worldwide has taken a tough stand with Irish meat supplier Silvercrest Foods.
The fast food giant was buying meat for its hamburgers it was selling in the United Kingdom, Denmark and Ireland.
Ireland's Food Safety Authority in early Jnauary cleared the Ireland supplier, saying a very small quantity of horse meat found did not pose a safety risk.
Nonetheless the report prompted ABP Food Group to place its Silvercrest subsidiary under entirely new management. "We are proud of our excellent reputation for quality and service throughout Europe and are determined not to allow the Silvercrest incident to overshadow what is a great business," ABP Food Group CEO Paul Finnerty said.
The move however was not enough to sideline Burger King's own investigation, which drew a different conclusion to the Irish regulator, and has now resulted in the termination of Burger King's contract with Silvercrest.
"While the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has stated that this is not a food safety issue, 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% 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," Diego Beamonte, vice president, Global Quality, Burger King Corporation, said Friday.
Beamonte did not say Silvercrest supplied horse meat, but rather claimed a small quanity of meat was found at the Silvercrest facility that was not British or Irish, and this was the basis on which his company's contract with the Irish supplier was terminated.
"Within the last 36 hours, we have established that Silvercrest used a small percentage of beef imported from a non-approved supplier in Poland. They promised to deliver 100% British Irish beef patties and have not done so," Beamonte said. "This is a clear violation of our specifications, and we have terminated our relationship with them. Through our investigation, we have confirmed that this non-approved Polish supplier is the same company identified by the Irish Department of Agriculture as the source of Silvercrest's contamination issue."
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damngrumpy
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It is time the meat industry came under some scrutiny with regard to what is going
into its burgers. Two reasons the bad apples can be singled out while confidence is
reassured for those following the rules.
 
Cliffy
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They could serve groundhog or aardvark burgers for all I care. Anybody who eats that crap really doesn't care what they eat.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

They could serve groundhog or aardvark burgers for all I care. Anybody who eats that crap really doesn't care what they eat.

What's the bad part if it's not the meat? The Bun? Vegetables? Cheese? Ketchup/mustard/mayo?
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

What's the bad part if it's not the meat? The Bun? Vegetables? Cheese? Ketchup/mustard/mayo?

I heard that is some state mayo is considered a weapon, not a food stuff. Cheese! What they serve as cheese is nothing but edible petroleum bi-products, ketchup is 80% sugar and who the heck knows what's in the mustard.
 
damngrumpy
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I only eat these kinds of burgers for an exception now as I have type 2 diabetes
and getting away from processed foods is not as easy as one thinks. I am
surprised they don't have a support group for getting off fast foods. You know a
twelve step program,. Perhaps an aroma mist of burger smells to quell the
nerves as one eats their wholesome salad without any condiments.
They have gum for smokers why not a service for fast food recovery it will only
cost 59 bucks or so for a mist to quell your cravings,
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

I heard that is some state mayo is considered a weapon, not a food stuff. Cheese! What they serve as cheese is nothing but edible petroleum bi-products, ketchup is 80% sugar and who the heck knows what's in the mustard.

Mayo is just eggs. veggie oil and spices. The cheese is real cheese, mustard is mustard, vinegar, garlic and other spices. 80% tomato is more like it for ketchup.
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

I only eat these kinds of burgers for an exception now as I have type 2 diabetes
and getting away from processed foods is not as easy as one thinks.

Depends where you live I can go for days and never see a fast food place.

Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

I am surprised they don't have a support group for getting off fast foods. You know a
twelve step program

There's your calling in life you can start one and get rich-good luck and gawd bless!
 
china
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Poland finds no signs of horse meat at 5 of 6 exporters to Ireland

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WARSAW | Fri Feb 1, 2013 11:15am EST
Feb 1 (Reuters) - Poland's veterinary authority found no signs of horse meat in samples from five slaughterhouses that were sending beef to Ireland and will know the results from the sixth on Monday, state news agency PAP reported on Friday.

The British food industry has been rocked by the revelation retailers sold meat products that contained horse DNA, a scandal that has also left Ireland's 2 billion euros ($2.6 billion) beef industry reeling from the knock-on effects.

Ireland's agriculture department said on Saturday that beef containing horse DNA supplied by an Irish company to major food companies like Tesco Plc originated in Poland.

"All 14 samples coming from the five slaughterhouses showed negative results, which means that horse protein was not detected,' PAP quoted deputy head of the Polish veterinary inspection Jaroslaw Naze as saying.

Naze was not immediately available for comment.

Irish official said further tests of the Polish ingredient concerned showed up to 20 percent horse DNA content relative to beef, confirming the raw material from Poland to be the source of equine DNA content in certain burgers.

Poland exports about three-quarters of its beef production.
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I heard the horse meat is very healthy .......I heard , that's all.haha
 
gopher
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Burger King?

{puke}
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilkoView Post

Depends where you live I can go for days and never see a fast food place.

I had a truck like that too.

Never needed windshield washer fluid, the bugs would just bounce off or fly out of the way just in time.
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I had a truck like that too. Never needed windshield washer fluid, the bugs would just bounce off or fly out of the way just in time.

Your propensity to deliberately misunderstand posts is noted.

Note--I live in an area-the West Side of Vancouver-replete with small family owned businesses of all types.

Corporate junk food certainly exists but those places are thin on the ground-all to the good AFAIC.
 
petros
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I eat cows that smoke and drink.

You'd have liked my truck, even the creepy, sunken eyed, malnutrition suffering, moonbeam vegans that stumble around on W4th would bounce right off.
Last edited by petros; Feb 3rd, 2013 at 12:32 AM..
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I eat cows that smoke and drink.

You'd have liked my truck, even the creepy, sunken eyed, malnutrition suffering, moonbeam vegans that stumble around on W4th would bounce right off.


"
creepy, sunken eyed, malnutrition suffering, moonbeam vegans" Invite them in. Give'm a good nourishing meal.

And, fer gods sake keepem where you havem. We don't need them here.

I always figured you for an upscale, gated community.........gentleman farmer and all that.........sometimes oil driller, angler, traveller, and raconteur of the first order.

Dashed-------all dashed.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

They could serve groundhog or aardvark burgers for all I care. Anybody who eats that crap really doesn't care what they eat.

Good luck sneaking horse meat into my veggie burger.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

Good luck sneaking horse meat into my veggie burger.

So 'neigh' to that idea then.

(Had to be said)
 
Johnnny
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Horse meat burgers dont sound like a bad idea.... If "Ain't Misbehavin" looses another race, enroll em in the old Bovine University
 
gerryh
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All jokes aside, the fact is that fast food company's like Burger King, Mcdonalds, et al, advertise 100% beef burgers. They obviously have very good quality control to ensure their beef is safe and is of the quality that they want. With Poland deciding to cut corners and costs by mixing horse meat in with their exported ground beef, which doesn't surprise me at all, then I say they should be boycotted and heavily fined.
 
Spade
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If we rode cattle and not horses, beef in burgers would be a scandal.
We eat shrimp. crab, and lobster - spiders and scorpions of the sea.
Last edited by Spade; Feb 3rd, 2013 at 02:23 PM..
 
Cliffy
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

If we rode cattle and not horses, beef in burgers would be a scandal.
We eat scrimp. crab, and lobster - spiders and scorpions of the sea.

There are millions of horses around and most of them are just hay burners 99% of the time. Their meat is just as good as cow and leaner. They are taking up space and resources unnecessarily. We should be eating more of them.
 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

So 'neigh' to that idea then.

(Had to be said)

That pun is a whinnier.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

All jokes aside, the fact is that fast food company's like Burger King, Mcdonalds, et al, advertise 100% beef burgers. They obviously have very good quality control to ensure their beef is safe and is of the quality that they want. With Poland deciding to cut corners and costs by mixing horse meat in with their exported ground beef, which doesn't surprise me at all, then I say they should be boycotted and heavily fined.

You're absolutely right. Whether horse meat is ok to eat or not, whether it's objectionable to eat or not, is really a moot point. People have a right to know what they are ordering and ingesting. My first thought is actually if they (the company) are claiming it's 100% beef and it really isn't, is that known to them? If it's not known to them, then what else possibly could be getting in there that they don't know about?

Doesn't matter how quick, efficient or economical your product is, at the end of the day your business can still be made or broken by your reputation.

Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

That pun is a whinnier.

Touche. Lol.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

If we rode cattle and not horses, beef in burgers would be a scandal.
We eat scrimp. crab, and lobster - spiders and scorpions of the sea.

Have you ever seen the face of a lobster close up. No, no, I mean really take a good look at that mug?
Yuk!
 
Spade
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Yup
From Wiki:
Lobsters, like snails and spiders, have blue blood due to the presence of haemocyanin (external - login to view) which contains copper (external - login to view).
 
#juan
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A little whinny in your whopper???? Can't be that bad.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

A little whinny in your whopper???? Can't be that bad.

Better than this at least:



And to think people pay top dollar for something with a face like that.
 
Kreskin
+2
#27
The obesity and type II diabetes crisis in North America is 100% because of junk food and fast food. That candy bar crap should be behind black drapes, and each come with warning labels inside the wrapper. And those burger joints should have warning signs everywhere - "Eating this crap is the #1 reason for obesity."
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

Better than this at least:



And to think people pay top dollar for something with a face like that.


If there is tasty food around that I can kill and eat, by God I'm going to kill it and eat it.




Mmmoose and dungeness crab killed and grilled by your's truly.

That was an incredible meal.
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

If there is tasty food around that I can kill and eat, by God I'm going to kill it and eat it.
Mmmoose and dungeness crab killed and grilled by your's truly. That was an incredible meal.


Is that photo a joke?

Do you always eat off paper plates?
 
petros
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#30
I don' take the Royal Albert to the park. Do you?
 

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