During an inspection of the McDonald’s in Queen Street Mall last year, Brisbane City Council Eat Safe officers found a slew of health violations, including cockroaches, floors covered with grease and grime and more. They fined the restaurant $70,000 – the highest penalty for health violations of any restaurant in Brisbane.
As disturbing as that is, what’s inside burgers, nuggets and other meat is even grosser. Think salmonella, E coli, antibiotics and faeces, to name a few. Yes, that’s right – faeces. And speaking of health hazards, don’t forget about all the artery-clogging cholesterol and saturated fat found in meat, which can lead to heart disease and other life-threatening health problems. But dirtiest of all is the way that animals are abused and killed before being turned into meat – including being crammed into filthy sheds, skinned and gutted while still conscious and even being scalded to death.
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Posted by Claire Fryer