Earlier this month, a McDonald’s in Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico, was forced to close after a customer posted photos on the Internet of a rodent’s head allegedly found inside his hamburger.
MySanAntonio.com reported that McDonald’s is denying the allegation: “It is false. We operate under the strictest controls of quality, processes, inspections and certifications.”
McDonald’s told Express that “We are looking into the matter to see what happened, it has to be something they planted there, it’s totally impossible that this would happen in one of our restaurants.”
According to the Associated Press, news broke today that McDonald’s says “it will prosecute whoever planted a rodent’s head in one of its hamburgers,” and claims it will hire an investigation firm to seek out the person responsible for this slander. The AP reports that in a company statement circulated online, McDonald’s says that government lab results prove that the rodent was “not cooked with the hamburger.” The commissioner of the Federal Commission for Protection Against Sanitary risks corroborated that there was no rodent protein present.