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Let’s Play the Horseburger Paternity Game

Bastard burgers.

Bastard burgers.Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The Irish meat company responsible for putting frozen burgers filled with horse meat on supermarket shelves is pointing the hoof at the Polish. ABP Food Group's story is thus: The 170 tons of "beef" it purchased from Irish trader McAdam Food Products was originally imported from Poland. ABP went on to use the meat in its Silvercrest food processing facility, and the rest is history. All you need to know is that people think Poland's the baby-daddy because the horse DNA originated there. But obviously, Poland's saying that there's no evidence it exported horse meat, and since this happened so many months ago, a paternity test won't work. Jerry! Jerry! [Earlier, Earlier, AP]

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