If you thought it was impossible to get McDonald's to take abusive and unsafe farm practices seriously, prepare to be proved wrong! Turns out, all it takes for McDonald's to break ranks with a supplier is 13 violations of salmonella-prevention regulations, an FDA citation for "significant … and serious violations," and undercover video showing unsanitary conditions and animal cruelty. Easy!
McDonald's has said it will no longer accept eggs from Sparboe Farms, the subject of the expose above, given that it's apparently in flagrant violation of not only laws but also ethics. But that doesn't mean they've gotten rid of all their industrial-farm-sourced products, not by a long shot — it doesn't even mean they've ditched the worst of it. All it means is they dropped the supplier that was most imminently going to be outed as the ninth circle of chicken hell.
McDonald's Dumps McMuffin Egg Factory Over Health Concerns, Yahoo News.
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