Man finds mouse tail in McDonald's burger

2012-07-18 13:01

Santiago - Health authorities in Chile on Tuesday confirmed what one man has claimed for weeks: That he found a mouse tail in his McDonald's hamburger.

Back in June, the man noticed something unusual when he bit into the hamburger he bought at a McDonald's restaurant in the southern town of Temuco, about 700km south of the Chilean capital Santiago.

He said it appeared to be a mouse tail, and filed a complaint with local health authorities.

On Tuesday Waldo Armstrong, head of the regional health department, confirmed what the customer had feared.

"There were traces of the tail stuck between the cheese and the bread, and the tail had undergone a cooking process," Armstrong told reporters.

The restaurant was closed, and a probe revealed mouse faeces inside the restaurant - and that the tail was placed inside the hamburger on purpose.

The restaurant will remain closed until Temuco health officials determine the amount of the fine.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-07-18 13:09

    Mickey Deez should now change its name to Mickey mouses.

  • xanman9782 - 2012-07-18 13:09


  • andile.mali.73 - 2012-07-18 13:14

    you will never know what goes into making processed food!!!

  • klipkop.degroote - 2012-07-18 13:17

    McMouse tails in McDonalds, KFC playing racist songs, Steers running out of cheap burgers.. seems like Nandos is the way to go. And by the way, McDonals in Greenpoint suck!! They make sure that they only employ staff that are freaking stupid and cannot speak English. Never again..

      andile.mali.73 - 2012-07-18 13:19

      speaking english has nothing to do with being clever!!!

      mark.higgens.9 - 2012-07-18 13:36

      Nando's ran out of cheap burgers ages ago.

  • ivan.frantz.3 - 2012-07-18 13:37

    McMouse's Tail burgers. There were traces of the tail stuck between the cheese and the bread, and the tail had undergone a cooking process," Mmmm . A new food concept ???

  • betsy.dorris - 2012-07-18 13:43

    Thats probably the most real meat thats ever been in a McD's burger!

      jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-07-18 14:08

      Har har!!

  • merushan - 2012-07-18 13:49


  • Archbishop.Vhutshilo.Mudau - 2012-07-18 14:11

    Never never and never again, Im nt buying frm Mc D anymore

  • murray.copeland - 2012-07-18 14:15

    Bear Grylls would say that it's just a bit of protein..

  • bmaestro - 2012-07-18 14:26


  • Felix Njewa Kankhukwa - 2012-07-18 16:35

    just rename the burger ' Mouse Tail burger '

  • antin.herinck - 2012-07-18 16:56

    You want fried rat-ears with that?

  • Cindy Mendes - 2012-07-18 22:55

    I have had cardboard in my patty's twice and once sunlight soap... So McD's will never see me again

      mike.bundy.73 - 2013-02-21 18:08

      I'm amazed that you went back a second time, never mind a third . . .

  • SikRaletive - 2012-12-28 13:46

    ...Ya neh dia bowa.

  • lynn.truter - 2013-02-11 10:42

    I don't think the tail was placed on purpose, it's just a cover up so that the public doesn't think that it happend by mistake.

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