Burger King Sever Ties Over Horse Meat Scandal
Published on Jan 15 2013 10:24 AM in Restaurant
Burger King has pulled out of a reportedly multi-million contract with an Irish company at the centre of the horse meat contamination scandal. A statement from Burger King said: "As a precaution, we decided to replace all Silvercrest products in the UK & Ireland with products from another approved Burger King supplier. This is a voluntary and precautionary measure." It is still unclear whether the decision taken by Burger King is a short-term reaction to the ongoing crisis or a long-term decision to move away from Irish beef. Exact figures on the Burger King contract with Silvercrest are not known but, according to reports in the Irish press, an industry source indicated that the fast-food giant took close to 8,000 tonnes of the Monaghan plant's 15,000-tonne capacity, which is worth €30m.