Maggots at MacDonald’s

September 10, 2008 · Posted in Anything 

I am not sure if this news is true or not, but it is quite scary from the pictures. I received an email, which indicated that Maggots found in MacDonald’s! The first thing that comes into my mind is, could this be a hoax? If it is not a hoax, can someone possibly kept uneaten food for several months until it rots, and present it to the press?

Honestly, I am not keen to escalate the issues, but the fact that this comes to my knowledge, I have to be really careful when I visit any fast-food restaurant in future. Below is the full story, not from someone I know.

I went to the outlet at Compasspoint on 3 Sep 08 at about 10pm. I ordered 2 Double Cheeseburger and a 9 Pcs Chicken Nuggets. After which I asked for Curry Sauce and Chilli Sauce to take away.

When i got home, which was a short 2 mins ride, TO MY HORROR, when i opened the packet of curry sauce, i was greeted with a “smell” and there were many tiny maggots crawling inside with a portion of the curry sauce which have turned black and harden and possibly rotting.

I wrote in to feedback to Macdonalds the same night, and this morning (4 Sep) i had a call from a Business Manager apologising for this encounter, the first thing she asked was if i had kept the packet of curry sauce! The maggots were crawling out, obviously i had it disposed as soon as i took the photos, and in our conversation she also mentioned that this is not isolated to the outlet at Compasspoint! It was island wide as it could be a supplier problem. I think it is ridiculous! She also told me there were a few complaints already.

Shouldn’t they stop giving out curry sauce while pending investigation? It was “fortunate” for me that the rotting and maggots were visible. For those packets which have not turned black may have maggots swimming in the sauce which is not known to the consumer. I asked her if they do check the expiry date of the sauces, she mentioned that the turnover for curry sauce is very high thus unlikely it would hit past the expiry date. Then my question is, if it is not even past its expiry date and it is rotting with maggots, what’s going on???

This just serves as a warning to fellow Macdonalds consumers to watch out before dipping your food into curry sauce, you may not know what is swimming and growing in there…

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