OSI Group McDonalds: Overcome Rumors Together
In recent years, many large fast food restaurant chains have come under fire for selling people foods filled with harmful, chemical preservatives. While it’s good that people are finally looking into where their food comes from and how its made, it’s important to let scientist conduct studies so that people aren’t allowed to defame a company’s reputation without cause. The current case against OSI Group McDonalds is based on the evidence presented by a man named David Whipple. David Whipple, as far as anyone can tell, is not an Ivy League professor or a scientist in any meaning of the word. He’s a guy that allegedly bought a McDonalds burger and stuck it in his cupboard for 14 years.
Because David Whipple says the burger still looked the same as the day he bought, people have begun to think that McDonald’s food is heavily preserved with chemicals. Not only have OSI Group and McDonald’s defended their best quality products, but Keith Warriner, the program director at the University of Guelph’s Department of Food Science, says that many factors could have played a part in Whipple’s “experiment” that no one has taken into consideration. Basically, what Warriner pointed out was that all foods need to be under certain conditions to rot or spoil. Microbes, which cause rot and spoilage, need water, nutrients, warmth, and time to take effect.
Simply removing one element wouldn’t allow the hamburger to spoil in the way Whipple suggests it should’ve. To further their cause, OSI Group McDonalds allowed Business Insider to visit and tour their largest ground beef production facilities in Germany. The first thing that Business Insider noticed was the heavy scent of beef, which even filled the lobby. Next, they noticed how clean every part of the factory was. Because OSI Group McDonalds don’t use preservatives in the burgers, it’s important to keep every spot of the factory clean and hygienic. If anyone shows up to work sick, they’re sent home. Click here.