The Huffington Post reported that a former McDonald’s employee shot a cell phone video of a live mouse in a bag of Big Mac buns at a McDonald’s in Philadelphia. The employee alleged that mouse droppings were often found on buns at the fast food restaurant, and the manager ordered workers to serve the buns after wiping off the droppings. Check out the video below.
LegalNewsline reported that PepsiCo, the maker of Mountain Dew, is gathering scientific evidence for a lawsuit brought against the company by a man who claims he found a dead mouse in his Mountain Dew can in 2009.
PepsiCo stated that the man has no evidence that the mouse was in the can when it left the bottling plant in 2008, adding that the company had proof that the mouse could not have been in the can for that period of time. PepsiCo enlisted a veterinary pathologist to examine the mouse, and found that it could not have been in the can that long because the acid in the soda would have eroded the body into a “jelly-like” substance.
After the new year, McDonald’s is planning on launching a campaign featuring four of its U.S. food suppliers in an attempt to put a face on its food. The marketing strategy was developed in part to cash in on the local movement, which has consumers more interested in where their food comes from.
McDonald’s recently dumped its egg supplier after reports surfaced about animal cruelty, but the fast food giant insists that this event did not motivate the new campaign.
A report by Northwest Dentistry says sucking on sour candy can be nearly as bad for your teeth as consuming battery acid. Teeth start losing enamel at pH 4, and many sour candies have a pH of 3 or less. Battery acid has a pH of 1.
Several candies have a pH very close to that, including WarHeads Sour Spray (pH 1.6), Wonka Fun Dip Powder (1.8) and Pixy Stix Powder (1.9). Even original Skittles and Brach’s Gummi Bears have a pH of 2.5.