Live Mouse Found In McDonald’s Buns

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.

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PepsiCo Says It Has Evidence Of Fraud In Mouse In Mt. Dew Case

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.

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McDonald’s Puts A Face On Its Food

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.

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Sour Candy Is Almost As Bad For Teeth As Battery Acid

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.

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The Daily Show Investigates Hot Dog Safety

The Daily Show recently looked at the danger of hot dogs to public safety by interviewing National Hot Dog and Sausage Council President Janet Riley. Riley defended the safety of the hot dog against claims by a doctors’ group.
“While The Daily Show may appear on the Comedy Channel, research shows that growing number of Americans rely on the show as a key source of news and information,” Riley said.  “Stewart’s credibility scores are on par with many leading journalists and we were gratified to take our message to this increasingly important source of information.”
View the video clip below.