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Do You Eat At Burger King?

Burger King Finds Horse Meat in Some of Its 'Beef' Burgers

Posted by Lindsay Mannering

burgerThe news that over 10 million burgers were recalled due to the possibility they contained horse meat just got a little hairier. While it's only affecting our friends across the pond -- supposedly we're eating strictly horse-free burgers stateside -- it's nevertheless disheartening to hear that Burger King, a venerable fast food joint many of us love, discovered some horse-tainted meat at one of their processing plants.

They tested for horse DNA (equine DNA, if you're fancy like that) at some of their local restaurants and the results came back negative -- it was only at their processing plant where the tainted meat was discovered.

Apparently, the vendor they used for their U.K. sourced beef was surreptitiously receiving meat from a Polish plant that supplemented their patties with horse meat. One out of every 27 patties from that Polish plant was, wait for it, 29 percent horse meat.

Granted, horse meat isn't dangerous nor especially unhealthy -- it's just, when you eat a burger, you expect it to be all cow with perhaps a rogue rubber glove or human finger inside, but never horse. It's not a food safety issue, it's more of a food tasty-like-horsey issue.

But hey, think of the bright side. Had Burger King found equine meat burgers in their restaurants, they could've served up some sliders called horse d'oeuvres.

Ba dum, ching!

What are your thoughts on this horse meat scandal?

by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 8:14 PM
Haven't eaten there in a looong time.
But I have heard about the possible use of horse meat here in the US in the future.
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 8:25 PM
Not often
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by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 8:44 PM

I don't eat at any fast food places. It is all the same thing. Tace Bell wasn't meat, Now it is horse meat for Burger King. If it isn't one thing, it is another. Plus it is all horrible for you.

by Jennifer on Feb. 2, 2013 at 10:31 PM

It's been yrs since I ate there.

by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 11:05 AM

I used to eat there occasionally since it was the only fast food place in our area.  I don't any more though. I would always end up with a stomache ache after eating there.  

Regarding horse meat, it is quite common to eat horse in some European countries.  The grocery stores will have a section just as large as the beef section for horse meat.  

by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:35 PM

I dont eat there

by Bronze Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Nope. We don't eat out often. When we do it's mostly a pizza place.

This last week we had pizza one night. And another day we had chinese for the adults and mcdonlald's for our son.

wedding countdown

by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:46 PM

I only go there once in a blue moon to have the onion rings. other than that I cannot stand "booger king"

by Michelle on Feb. 3, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Gross.  Meat is gross enough and now this =(

by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 5:41 AM

Never go there! Specially after I had a daughter. Mostly because I don't want her to get used to junk food.

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