Fast food giant McDonald’s has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. A few days ago, it was put on the mat for using pink slime, worm meat and other dodgy ingredients. Now this!
Ron Morais, a Canadian from Fredericton, New Brunswick took the usual route to work, picked up his every day cup of morning coffee from McDonald’s and a few minutes later pulled off the lid to devour the last sip. But what happened after was totally bizarre and left him feeling queasy and sick to his stomach.
A dead rat sat curled up at the bottom of his cup of coffee and beside it were tiny droppings swimming in the leftover coffee. Ron claimed, “I always take the lid off to get my last sip of coffee. And when I took the lid off, there was a little bit of a surprise in my coffee cup. It was a dead mouse,” CBC News reported.
McDonald’s Canada responded in a matter of hours and released an official statement. Jason Patuano, the communications manager for the eastern region of McDonald’s in Canada, stressed on how safety is a top priority for the chain and that McDonald’s takes all allegations regarding food safety and quality very seriously.