|dethalternate||Date: Friday, 25-January-2013, 8:41 PM | Message # 1|
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|Burger King's 'cover-up' over horse meat scandal: As chain dumps millions of 'unaffected' patties, Labour warns of cancer-causing drug found in UK abattoirs. |
Horses slaughtered in UK last year tested positive for phenylbutazone.
Anti-inflammatory drug is banned from human food chain.
Burger King has ended its deal with Irish firm ABP's Silvercrest plant.
Managers told to mark boxes of burgers from firm with an 'X'
But staff instructed not to remove the meat until replacements arrive.
Some products on its menu may be unavailable until new supplier is found.
Burger King has been accused of covering up its involvement in the horse meat scandal.
Last week, when details of the illegal contamination of burgers emerged, the chain insisted that its products were not involved and so would not be withdrawn.
However, it has now admitted that it secretly removed thousands of burgers from sale over the weekend as a precautionary measure.
The tactics have been condemned as ‘shabby’ and ‘outrageous’ by the campaigning food and health group Sustain.
Burger King burgers, such as its best-selling Whopper, were made by the Irish meat processor Silvercrest, which is part of the ABP Food Group.
Silvercrest also made burgers for Tesco which were then sold across Britain and Ireland contaminated with horse meat. Tesco has since apologised for unknowingly selling the contaminated products.
ABP Foods, through subsidiary companies in Ireland and Yorkshire, made burgers for many more high street names, however it is not yet known if their products were also tainted.
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