Earlier this week, a Georgia woman visited a local Wendy's restaurant and ordered some food to go. Upon taking a bite of her burger, she realized she had also taken a bite of a joint, which was placed inside the bun. The woman suffered from food poisoning-type symptoms, and the employee was promptly fired. Hearing stories like this makes us wonder exactly what we're putting into our mouths though. Trust us - this story is tame compared to some of the others in the accompanying list in this article.
The Swedish furniture king, IKEA, is not only known for their fashionable and affordable merchandise but also their tasty Swedish dishes. IKEA’s food court draws just as many if not more patrons than their furniture. February 25, 2013, the food labeling scandal enveloping across Europe sucked IKEA in as authorities are said to have found horse meat in their frozen meatballs and labeled as beef or pork. These packages were distributed to 13 countries throughout the continent but the US is said not to have received any of these packages.
The Czech Veterinary Administration said that packs of the frozen meatballs, made in Sweden, were shipped to the Czech Republic for sale in IKEA stores and were found to have horse meat. A whopping total of 1,675 pounds of the meatballs were stopped from reaching store shelves. Meatballs from the same batch, it is said, have gone out to Slovakia, Hungary, France, Britain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Ireland. Other shipments are said not to be affected although they come from the same supplier. IKEA spokeswoman, Ylvan Magnusson, says, “Our global recommendation is not to recall or stop selling meatballs.” As reported by Karl Ritter.
See more fast food horror stories in the list at the top of this article.