America's Burger King fans take heart. The horse meat found amidst the beef in those flame broiled burgers at the famous fast-food restaurant was across the pond, not here in the U.S. based upon a Yahoo! Health report Thursday.
Silvercrest products originally supplied to Britain and Ireland restaurants of the food chain are no longer being accepted. The home of the whopper is now seeking to do business only with companies that can prove they are supplying 100 percent Britain and Ireland beef products and that "meet our high quality standards," the company stated. Hopefully so, as people who pay for burgers want beef. They don't want horse meat.
Burger King enjoys a high ranking when it comes to fast food in both locations, and the news that horse DNA had been found in the products there motivated public outrage and a quick response from the burger company's top brass.
The removal of all products possibly tainted with horse meat was a "voluntary and precautionary measure," the company stated. And their burger fans here and abroad would expect nothing less, of course, as who wants to eat the winner of the Kentucky Derby, no matter how prestigious the horse is. Right?
Horse photo credit: Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia