Representatives of the McDonald’s corporation in Japan admitted this week that a piece of vinyl was recently found in a chicken nugget that was sold at one of the restaurant’s’s locations in the northern prefecture of Aomori. It was then announced that the company would stop doing business with the supplier of the nuggets, a plant in Thailand that has been the target of health and safety concerns in the past.
Every McDonalds store in Japan sources chicken from three different plants in Thailand. Prior to that, they used Shanghai Husi Food Company of China, but the supplier was then accused of selling expired meat, and McDonalds was forced to drop them last year.
McDonalds locations all throughout the world are notorious for these types of hazards, but there have been a number of alarming back to back incidents in Japan.
Just last month it was reported that a customer found a human tooth in the fries that they ordered from a McDonalds in Japan.
McDonalds sales have been declining sharply all across the world, and as we reported recently, McDonalds announced a 4.6% drop in sales in the US for the last quarter.
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.