After one of its suppliers was under investigation for selling beef products potentially tainted with horse meat, Burger King concluded that none of its products were affected.
The chain said it came to the conclusion after conducting testing for traces of equine DNA in its beef patties.
Burger King, which is based in Miami, said it launched an independent and ongoing probe upon learning that Irish regulators had discovered equine DNA in meat in one of its suppliers' facilities.
On Jan. 24, the chain said it would no longer use products from ABP Food Group’s Irish subsidiary, Silvercrest, to supply its locations in Britain and Ireland. The fast food giant then replaced all Silvercrest meat with deliveries from another supplier as a “voluntary and precautionary measure,” it said.
At that time, Silvercrest was approved to supply all Irish and British beef patties for Burger King restaurants in Britain, Ireland and Denmark. As a result, some Burger King menu items were “temporarily unavailable,” the chain said, apologizing to its patrons for the inconvenience.