So sorry: plastic pieces found in Japanese McNuggets

McDonald’s Japan is facing yet another food safety scandal after two customers found pieces of plastic in their Chicken McNuggets.

The first discovery, made on Saturday, spurred McDonald’s Japan to pull all 956,925 nuggets made by a Cargill unit in Thailand on the same day, in the same factory.

Chicken-McNuggets-Japan-jpgDespite the preventative action, another customer reported finding plastic inside a chicken nugget on Monday. McDonald’s is investigating, but has not yet said if the two incidents are related.

“We deeply apologize for the trouble we have caused our customers and we are taking quick measures to analyze the cause of the contamination,” said company spokesman Takashi Hasegasa.

The incidents are the latest in a string of food scares that have shaken Japanese consumer confidence in McDonald’s.

Among other incidents, a human tooth was found in a customer’s french fry in August, while a child in December cut his mouth on a piece of plastic that was in a chocolate sundae.

Last July, the company was among several fast food chains to be hit by a scandal involving tainted meat from a Chinese supplier.

Sales at McDonald’s Japan have dropped more than 10 percent every month compared to the same period last year since the food scare hit, even after the company switched to suppliers in Thailand. The company has said it expects to post a net loss for its current fiscal year — the first annual loss in 11 years — as a result.

Fast food drives Americans crazy; Ohio woman wants her Chicken McNuggets

The story may be old, but, as noted by Faded Tribune, the video is new and over the top.

And they can’t seem to get enough of it on the news stations here in Australia.

Footage from a surveillance camera at a McDonald’s in Toledo, Ohio shows an unhinged woman punching two workers and smashing the drive-through window because she could not get Chicken McNuggets in the wee hours of New Year’s Day.

For the vandalism, 24-year-old Melodi Dushane was sentenced last month to 60 days in jail, three years of community service and ordered to pay more than $1500 for the damage. She said she had been drinking and suffers panic attacks, which she blamed for leading up to her rampage.

McDonald’s restaurant rage sweeps the nation

Maybe it’s the weather. The U.K. is in the midst of its biggest snowstorm in 40 years but at least it’s not -10F, like it’s going to be in Kansas this week.

Whatever the reason, Kansas City police want to know the identity of a woman who trashed a McDonald’s restaurant Dec. 27 because she hated her hamburger.

According to police, when the woman complained about her hamburger, employees offered to replace it. She demanded her money back. Employees declined.

So the woman threw a glass water dispenser over the counter, breaking it. She pushed three cash registers off the counter, smashing one touch screen. She cursed and fled.  The video is below.

In Toledo, Ohio, police say a woman punched through a McDonald’s drive-through window, taking swipes at a couple of employees, because Chicken McNuggets weren’t available — at 6:20 a.m.. Police say 24-year-old Melodi Dushane was treated for injuries, and jailed.

The Birdman returns from possible noro, Nuggets finish off the Mavs

After a bout of a gastro illness on Monday night which caused him to miss Game 4, Chris Andersen, nicknamed The Birdman, was back in action tonight for the Denver Nuggets.  The Nuggets downed the Mavs 124-110 to take the best-of-7 series in 5 games.

According to the Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune:

On Monday, Andersen was on the court for pregame introductions, but the Nuggets’ 6-foot-10 post player then went back to the locker room and wasn’t seen on the bench again. When the team returned after halftime, Andersen wasn’t with them and the Nuggets said he wouldn’t play.

Sounds like The Birdman picked up some noro somewhere but declared himself healthy today after a couple of days on IV for dehydration.

Asked if he would be ready for tonight, Andersen said, "I’m going to have a really large storage of energy."

A cross between Kurt Rambis and Dennis Rodman, Andersen’s night was short, receiving 5 personal fouls in just 13 minutes of play. 

And boom goes the dynamite.