Another Reason To Avoid McDonalds – It’s Linked To Nasty Parasite In Food

by | August 12, 2018

The McDonalds Vegan

While McDonald’s does have some limited vegan options and seems to go out of its way to unveganise others such as the fries. We might just have a reason to skip them altogether and head somewhere else.

Business Insider reported that McDonald’s is likely the source of a disgusting parasitic illness outbreak, with nearly four hundred people already affected by the illness in the United States. The FDA stated that three hundred and ninety-five people in fifteen states have reported being sick, and sixteen people have been admitted to the hospital because of it. Luckily, there are no reported fatalities.

The parasite, the cyclospora causes explosive bowel movements, loss of appetite, weight loss and stomach cramps, the illness can occur up to an entire week after eating the food, and last from a few days to being prolonged into a few months of being sick.

The main suspect is the McDonald salads, and the company has stated that they have removed all salads from over three thousands establishments after the illness onset.

 

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“Out of an abundance of caution, we decided to voluntarily stop selling salads at impacted restaurants until we can switch to another lettuce-blend supplier. We are in the process of removing existing salad blend from identified restaurants and distribution centers — which includes approximately 3,000 of our U.S. restaurants primarily located in the Midwest,” it said in a statement to Nation’s Restaurant News.

In late July, during an earnings call with investors, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said that the company had found a new salad supplier for those restaurants.

“All those restaurants have been fully replenished with a new supply and we continue to trade fully,” he said.

Maybe we’ll head over to burger king and try out their vegan french toast instead.

 

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Emma Williams

Associate Editor, USA | Contactable via emma@raisevegan.com

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