Human meat found in McDonald's meat factory. Inspectors have allegedly found human meat and horse meat in the freezers of an Oklahoma City McDonald's meat.
Hoax or Fact:
This message that went viral online claims that food inspectors have found Human Meat (and also Horse Meat) in the freezers of a McDonald's factory in Oklahoma City. Because of concerns over McDonald's ingredients and food processing procedures that are raised sometimes, some people believed this incident may be true, but the message does not convey any facts.
These claims originated from a March 2014 article published in Huzlers.com that talked about McDonalds using human meat. In the article that seems to be changed a bit now, it is said that the shocking discovery has been made in McDonald’s meat factories in Oklahoma City and others nationwide. In Oklahoma City, it is said that human meat was also found in trucks right outside the factory, ready to be shipped to McDonald’s restaurants. Furthermore, the article also adds a supposed response from a FBI agent that they also contained child meat. To authenticate their claims, Huzlers also provided a video containing various reports and conspiracy theories about missing children -- implying the missing children ended up in McDonald’s meat. Thankfully, that's not at all the case here!
If the claims in the article were true, the shocking story could have easily made into mainstream news worldwide and the McDonald's chain of stores would have been closed down by now. There is no credible news reporting any such incident.
Although the 'shocking' story on Huzlers seems to be convincing, the disclaimer in their website clearly states that "Huzlers.com is a combination of real shocking news and satire news to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief."
Daily Buzz Live
The story of human meat in McDonald's factory gained more attention in July 2014, when website DailyBuzzLive.com came up with a variation of the story published in Huzlers, also reporting horsemeat content:
Human Meat Found In McDonald’s Meat Factory. Previously we brought you a report that detailed disturbing audio admissions by a man that claimed McDonald’s uses human meat as a filler in their 100% beef hamburgers and the fact that McDonald’s has been accused of using worm meat fillers. Now, inspectors have allegedly found human meat and horse meat in the freezer’s of an Oklahoma City McDonald’s meat factory. Human meat was also recovered in several trucks that were on their way to deliver the patties to the restaurants.
The website DailyBuzzLive.com did not present any credible references for their claims, and as a matter of fact, shares many latest viral news. More importantly, on their contact page, they acknowledge that some of their stories are works of complete fiction, and those few articles are a source of parody, satire, and humor -- meant for entertainment purposes only.
Human meat or even horsemeat was not found in McDonald’s freezers in Oklahoma City. The claims originated from satirical and humorous websites without any credible citations.
A good satire should convey a useful or thoughtful message, but this one seems to be in bad taste!