Burger King returns to using 100pc Irish beef after scandal
BURGER King will return to using only Irish and British beef in its burgers here and in the UK.
The fast-food chain announced a new partnership with Kepak Group who will supply beef to its Irish and British restaurants.
The agreement comes after Burger King ended a €30m relationship with ABP in February of this year after samples of meat from the supplier were found to contain traces of horse DNA.
In a statement yesterday, Burger King World wide said Kepak – which have a number of facilities around the country - will undergo frequent and rigorous audits to ensure industry leading safety and quality, with the Irish Government committing to on-going inspection and testing.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney welcomed the announcement and thanked Burger King for their support for the Irish beef industry.
“This is a very positive news story for the industry today and an endorsement of the high quality product that we are best in the world at producing,” he said.
Raj Varman, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, North West Europe, Burger King Worldwide said, “The Burger King brand is proud to bring back 100% Irish and British beef to our restaurants.
“Our partnership with Kepak means that our guests can continue to have every confidence in the provenance and high quality of the locally sourced and great tasting burgers they enjoy at our restaurants.”