Woman Finds Live Maggots on McDonald's Burger in China

By That's Guangzhou, June 2, 2021

0 0

No one really has high expectations when ordering from McDonald’s, right? But surely, one should not find live creatures on their burger.

On May 29, a woman in North China’s Shanxi province claimed that she found multiple maggots on a McSpicy Chicken Fillet Burger after ordering a set meal for her kids.

The woman, surnamed Yang, said she discovered the maggots halfway through their meal.

In a phone interview with Sohu Qianliyan, Yang said she ordered the meal over the weekend, but didn’t see the delivery at the time it arrived. She added that her kids ate some of the meal but didn’t want to eat the remaining burgers since they were cold. At that time, Yang opened the box and discovered maggots all over the packaging and burger bun.

Check out the maggot-infested burger below (VPN off):

McDonald’s responded to the incident, saying that the customer let the food sit for multiple hours before opening the box. A representative said that “under normal circumstances, these insects shouldn’t appear.” (That’s reassuring.)

Yang contacted relevant local authorities, and an investigation is underway.

The story was trending on Weibo on Monday, with 480 million views. People were torn over what to believe, with one user posting, “Since she didn’t inspect the food upon arrival, it’s hard to know what the truth is.”

Another Weibo user went to bat for the Western fast-food chain, writing, “The bread is baked in a toaster, and the meat is cooked in oil. You’re telling me there were live bugs? It’s best not to be a racketeer. I don’t eat McDonald’s anymore, but I don’t think it’s right.”

This isn’t the first time McDonald’s and maggots have shared the same headline. In 2017, a Shenzhen family was disturbed to find live maggots wriggling around on their food tray in Longhua New District.

While it’s a longshot, these food safety incidents may be attributed to the lacking presence of Ronald McDonald in China. 

Back in 2016, Guangzhou chengguan rolled up at a McDonald’s location and dragged the clown statue away. To this day, we still don’t know where Ronnie is holed up.

ronald-mcdonald-arrested-in-guangzhou.jpgguangzhou-ronald-mcdonald-falls.jpgImages via Netease

READ MORE: Ronald McDonald Detained by Chengguan In Guangzhou

[Cover image: screengrab via Weibo]

more news

Find Out When Beijing Has Stricter Rules on Flight Safety

The rules restrict the flying of drones and other objects.

Sun Safety Tips for Anti-Aging and Cancer Prevention

UV rays from the sun can cause major damage to the skin.

China Launches 'Clean Plate Campaign' to Reduce Food Waste

China wastes 18 million tons of food a year, enough to feed 30 to 50 million people annually.

Chef and Writer Fuchsia Dunlop, the UK Expert on Sichuan Food

Dunlop is a critically acclaimed chef and food writer who has written multiple award-winning books on Chinese cuisine.

WIN! Galician Octopus Set from The Good Food People

Good time with The Good Food People.

How to Order Takeout on China's Ele.me Food Delivery App

We give you a quick guide to one of China’s ‘Big Two’ in the food delivery world.

Harbin Travel Guide: Attractions, Tips, Food, Weather and More

Your ultimate guide on what to do, see, eat and more in Harbin.

Bruce Lee’s Daughter Sues Chinese Fast Food Chain

If you’ve ever walked past a Real Kung Fu fast food joint and thought, ‘Geez, Louise, that logo sure looks a lot like Bruce Lee,’ then you aren’t alone.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives