McDonald's Busted for Human Meat Fillers-Fiction!
McDonald's Busted for Human Meat Fillers-Fiction!Summary of eRumor:
Reports have gone viral that human meat was found in the filler, or “pink slime,” that McDonalds allegedly adds to its hamburger meat at a factory in Oklahoma City, and other factories around the world.The Truth: This eRumor is fiction, but it undoubtedly spoiled a few appetites.
The TruthOrFiction.com team previously investigated a similar false claim that McDonald’s uses worm meat fillers in its hamburgers.
In truth, however, the fast food giant says it doesn’t use any preservatives, fillers, extenders or “pink slime” in its beef at all. The company said it began removing pink slime — textured beef treated with ammonia — from its supply chain before it attracted widespread media attention in 2011.
The video of “pink slime” that accompanies the image is also a hoax. The image shows the mechanical separation of chicken parts at a Tyson Foods facility in October 2013, Food Safety News reports.
Huzlers.com first reported the human meat allegations in July 2014.The website claims to publish “a combination of real shocking news and satirical entertainment to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.” This particular story falls into the latter category.
The eRumor played off actual news reports about tainted meet being supplied to McDonald’s restaurants in China in July 2014. It went viral amid worldwide panic.Posted 09/24/14
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
McDonalds Exposed For Using Human Meat!
OKLAHOMA CITY – First Horse meat, then the mysterious “Pink slime”, Now Human meat? A shocking discovery has been made in an Oklahoma City McDonald’s meat factory and other McDonald’s meat factories nationwide. Meat inspectors reportedly found, what appeared to be, Human meat stored in the meat factory freezers of an Oklahoma City meat factory and human meat already in trucks right outside the factory ready to be shipped to McDonald’s restaurants. Health inspectors immediately demanded inspection in various McDonald’s meat factories across the country and horrifyingly found human meat in about 90% of the factories inspected thus far.
The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has seized McDonald’s production and shipping and will call for more meat factory inspections and restaurant inspections. The FBI is also investigating the factories. FBI agent Lloyd Harrison told Huzler reporters “The worst part is that it’s not only human meat, it’s child meat. the body parts that were found across the U.S. factories were deemed to small to be adult body parts, this is truly horrible”.
The situation brings up many unanswered questions. How long have they been using human meat? Where did they get the children from? Were they already dead when brought into factories? Investigators and Inspectors are currently being deployed for intensive investigations all around the U.S.
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