McDonald's is back in the news again.
This time, a Philadelphia McDonald's restaurant is in the news after a former employee released a cell phone video showing live rats scurrying over and around hamburger buns.
According to Fox News affiliate in Philadelphia, Karrium Demaio said he frequently saw mouse droppings on bread, and was told by the restaurant manager to brush the droppings off the bread, throw out the chewed bread and serve the rest to customers.
“There hasn’t been a time when we couldn’t go in the back and see mouse droppings on the bread,” said Demaio who was fired for missing a shift.
“That wasn’t the first time. That was about the sixth or seventh time,” he said. “That’s what made me like, I got to get video of this," he said.
Demaio added: “I was going back there to get something else and I heard some rustling, so I turned around, and I look, I seen a mouse inside the bread. Not on top of the package, but inside of the package.”
Demaio, who went to work for another McDonald's, filmed the mice in November but he waited to release the footage until now because he said he needed his paycheck to feed his family.
Fox News went to the restaurant and confronted the manager who denied the allegations. When the reporter continued asking questions, the manager threatened to call police.
The same McDonald's restaurant was cited by the health department for numerous health violations that were not disclosed to the public.
It's a troubling fact that millions of unsuspecting costumers in this country eat daily in restaurants that fail health inspections. Unsanitary food preparation accounts for millions of cases of food-borne bacterial illness, hospitalizations and even deaths across the country.