McDonald’s Japan is having a rough year. The company had to recall over 1 million chicken nuggets after consumers complained about finding something in them that was most certainly nothing like white chicken meat. The disgusting mystery ingredient was plastic fragments. The Wall Street Journal wrote that the operator of the McDonald’s chain in Japan continues to experience drama with its side menu offerings. A piece of vinyl was found in a chicken nugget sold over the weekend at one of its restaurants in the northern prefecture of Aomori, a spokesman for McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd.
This is not the first time a consumer finds awful things in foods and drinks, which are sold at McDonald’s. Starting from the dead mouse found in coffee sold in one of McDonald’s chains in Canada, to the dental material and human tooth found in fries, it seems like the reports about food enriched with hazardous and inedible material will never end. McDonald’s struggles with plummeting sales due to the damaged brand name and reduced customer support.
McDonald’s had to deal with another scandal last summer when Shanghai Husi Food Co. was accused of reusing and repackaging expired meat the fast-food clients in China. This scandal was a real bomb and several executives of the US-owned meat supplier ended up arrested or detained. The last month, McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook, IL, marked the worst monthly sales decline in the last 10 years. In 2014, the company’s Japanese operations marked a $156.7-million due to food-safety problems and other factors.