BurgerKing, one of the most popular fast-food chains in Britain and Ireland, said on Thursday it had stopped using one of the firms caught up in the scandal of supplying grocers with beef that contained horse meat.

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The food industry has been rocked by the revelation last week that retailers had sold beef products that contained horse meat and that nine out of 13 burgers from tested positive for traces of horse meat in a set of DNA tests.Food safety experts say horse meat poses no added health risks to consumers, but the discovery has raised concerns about the food supply chain and the ability to trace meat ingredients.