– Burger King spokesman
It has come to our attention that the Twitter account of BURGER KING(R) brand has been hacked.
We have worked directly with administrators to suspend the account until we are able to re-establish our legitimate site and authentic postings.
We apologise to our followers who have been receiving erroneous tweets about other members of our industry and additional inappropriate topics.
McDonald's has tweeted to confirm it had nothing to do with Burger King's Twitter account being hacked.
The account was renamed "McDonalds".
It appears that Burger King's Twitter account, which seemed to be hacked, has been suspended.
Burger King's Twitter account has retweeted a Tweet joking that the account's password was 'whopper123'.
Burger King's Twitter account is currently retweeting a number of tweets joking about the fact the account has been hacked.
Burger King's Twitter account appears to have been hacked, and renamed McDonalds.
It appears that Burger King's Twitter account has been hacked.
The account has been renamed "McDonalds":
Burger King has taken out full-page advertisements today in several national newspapers to explain its decision to drop its supplier Silvercrest Foods.
Part of the statement reads: "Our independent DNA test results on product taken from Burger King restaurants were negative for any equine DNA. However, four samples recently taken from the Silvercrest plant have shown the presence of very small trace levels of equine DNA.
"Within the last 36 hours, we have established that Silvercrest used a small percentage of beef imported from a non-approved supplier in Poland. They promised to deliver 100 per cent Irish and British beef patties and have not done so.
"This is a clear violation of our specifications, and we have terminated our relationship with them.
"Through our investigation, we have confirmed that this non-approved Polish supplier is the same company identified by the Irish Department of Agriculture as the source of Silvercrest's contamination issue."
– Burger King statement
Earlier this month, we were notified that Silvercrest was under investigation for potential contamination of some retail products. At that time, they were approved to supply 100% Irish and British beef patties for Burger King restaurants in the UK, Ireland and Denmark.Despite assurances from them that our products were not implicated, we immediately launched our own internal investigation, which included scientific testing, inspection of the Silvercrest facility and scrutiny of traceability records.
– Burger King statement
Our independent DNA tests results on product taken from Burger King restaurants were negative for any equine DNA. However, four samples recently taken from the Silvercrest plant have shown the presence of very small trace levels of equine DNA. This product was never sold to our restaurants.
Within the last 36 hours, we have established that Silvercrest used a small percentage of beef imported from a non-approved supplier in Poland. They promised to deliver 100% British & Irish beef patties and have not done so.
Burger King has dropped the food processing plant which supplied contaminated burgers to supermarkets.
The fast food chain joined supermarkets Tesco, Aldi and the Co-operative Group in dropping Irish company Silvercrest over the horsemeat debacle.
Burger King said the failure to deliver 100% British & Irish beef patties was a violation of contracts.
Diego Beamonte, vice president, global quality, at Burger King Corporation, said: "Our supplier has failed us and in turn we have failed you. We are committed to ensuring that this does not happen again."