McDonald’s faces ‘cockroach burger’ claim in New Zealand

McDonald’s faces ‘cockroach burger’ claim in New Zealand

McDonald’s faces ‘cockroach burger’ claim in New Zealand

Written by Staff Writer

21 Apr, 2015 | 4:28 pm

Fast food giant McDonald’s said on Monday, April 20 that it was aware of a New Zealand woman’s allegation she found a half-eaten cockroach in a hamburger bought at one of its South Island restaurants.

Annah Sophia Stevenson told Fairfax New Zealand that she bought a Big Mac meal on Saturday night, April 18, then found the cockroach when she was back at home and part-way through eating the burger .

“The guts were hanging out and it had a big hole in the middle of it,” the 26-year-old make-up artist stated that she was trying to squeeze her teeth through it thinking it was a big piece of gristly meat.

Stevenson did not complain to the restaurant, instead posting pictures on Facebook and saying she felt “violated, ill, traumatised and disgusted”. McDonald’s said that its franchisee in the town of Blenheim contacted Stevenson as soon as it became aware of the allegations on social media. It said the franchise collected “the burger and foreign object” so they could be sent for independent testing.

However, McDonald’s said Stevenson requested the burger’s return on Monday, which severely limits their ability to further investigate the matter.

It said council health inspectors visited the restaurant on Monday and found no evidence of pests.

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