“In the right environment, our hamburgers, like most other foods, could go bad,” said the fast food chain.
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- “Like most other foods, our hamburgers could go bad in the right environment.”
MC Donalds replied to a video by Tick tock that went viral, the same one that was released on behalf of Aly Sherb, It showed an intact hamburger that a woman had apparently kept since 1996.
Given the virality and relevance of the video, the fast food chain released a message that said, “In the right environment, our hamburgers could break down like most other foods.”
“But in order to decompose, you need certain conditions, especially moisture. Without adequate moisture in food or the environment, bacteria and mold may not grow and are therefore unlikely to spoil. Therefore, when food is dry enough, mold, bacteria, or spoilage are unlikely to grow. Food prepared at home that is allowed to dry out could achieve similar results, ”the restaurant explains in the statement.
Likewise, McDonald’s reminded that their hamburgers are only made from 100% USDA approved meat and that they only add a touch of salt and pepper when grilling.
However, Justin Barison wrote in INC.com that this news was a grave mistake for the hamburger franchise, the author analyzes the text part by part and questions the restaurant’s claims and recommends that the brand’s communications department show evidence such as photos and videos prior to such a situation.