Burger King is cutting ties with a supplier under investigation for selling beef products potentially tainted with horse meat.
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. This past weekend, the fast food giant replaced all Silvercrest meat with deliveries from another supplier as a “voluntary and precautionary measure,” it said.
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 from Silvercrest’s facilities.
As a result, some Burger King menu items are “temporarily unavailable,” the chain said, apologizing to its patrons for the inconvenience.