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‘McMouse’ burger fear quashed by McDonald’s

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

‘McMouse’ burger fear quashed by McDonald’s thumbnailThe image of the alleged 'mouse'.

AMERICAN fast food giant McDonald's has dismissed claims the remains of a rodent was found inside a burger in the franchise's Dungannon branch.

Social media was set ablaze when a picture emerged showing what appeared to be a mouse's tail inside a Coalisland woman's half-eaten McChicken Sandwich.

While many on social media quickly jumped to the conclusion that what they were seeing was either a hoax or an unlucky rodent, the truth, it seems, is something less nauseating or malicious.

Speaking to the Courier about the incident a spokesperson for the fast food giant acknowledged that there was something unusual in the burger, but denied it was a mouse.

A spokesperson for McDonald's told the Courier: "Following an investigation the object was found to be a chicken vein."

"The vein would have caused no harm had it been consumed. Food quality and safety are of the utmost importance to us and our stringent checks mean incidents like this are extremely rare.

"We apologise to the young woman who bought this burger. Our customer services team have been in touch to offer a gift voucher by way of an apology."

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