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Burger King returns to 100% Irish beef

The fast food restaurant chain ended its partnership with ABP Group earlier this year because of the horsemeat scandal.

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BURGER KING HAS announced today the return of 100 per cent Irish and British beef for its restaurants in Ireland and the UK.

The fastfood restaurant chain said today it has teamed up with the Kepak Group to supply its outlets in these countries with 100 per cent Irish and British beef.

In a statement, the company said this partnership “underlines the commitment from both companies to Irish and British farmers and to utilizing local resources to meet the companies’ safety quality standards”.

The announcement comes after Burger King ended its partnership with the ABP Group earlier in the year when it tests uncovered horse DNA in beef at one of its plants.

Burger King said that the Keepak facility will undergo “frequent and rigorous audits” to ensure safety and quality. It also said the Irish government has committed to on-going inspection and testing.

Speaking today, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the announcement confirms the “important role Irish beef plays when it comes to global brands”. He added that it was an “endorsement of the high quality product that we are best in the world at producing”.

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