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Sunday September 8, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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PRELIMINARY laboratory test results have indicated that a McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin burger which allegedly contained a lizard is “100% chicken”.
A photo of the half-eaten burger with what looks like a lizard tail sticking out of it went viral on the Internet this week, but the fast-food chain said yesterday that it was actually a chicken’s blood vein.
“The vein is white in colour because of the halal slaughtering process, where blood had to be drained,” said McDonald’s senior communications manager Kevin Lim.
Food that is labelled halal is prepared in compliance with Islamic rules.
Lim added that the laboratory report has been shared with relevant authorities such as the National Environment Agency.
The restaurant’s chicken sausage patties are made from minced dark and white chicken meat that is imported from Malaysia.
“We have also traced back the product’s production process and no product from the same batch had any quality issues reported,” he said.
“Please rest assured that we make no compromises when it comes to the safety of our food.”
The Straits Times reported on Friday that McDonald’s had collected the half-eaten burger from the customer who posted the photo on Facebook.
The sample was then sent to a laboratory for testing.
The customer, known only as Sandy Sand on her Facebook page, had said that the burger was bought from the Ang Mo Kio drive-through branch when she posted it at noon on Wednesday.
McDonald’s later issued an apology for her experience. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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