Make Our Food Safe
11/18/2011

"FDA cracks down on McDonald's egg supplier"

Chicago Business | Kate MacArthur

"(Crain's) — McDonald’s Corp. has dumped one of its key egg suppliers after citations from the Food and Drug Administration and hidden-camera video exposed cruelty by farm workers.

The Oak Brook-based chain is no longer working with Litchfield, Minn.-based Sparboe Farms Inc., 'based on recent information' and 'concern regarding the management of Sparboe’s facilities,' the fast-food giant confirmed in a statement.

McDonald’s is considered the biggest purchaser of eggs in the U.S., for its famous Egg McMuffin and other breakfast foods. Breakfast sales make up 25% of McDonald’s revenue..."

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