Skip to comments.Russia takes aim at McDonald's burgers as U.S. ties worsen
Posted on 07/26/2014 7:21:11 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
MOSCOW (Reuters) - McDonald's burgers and shakes may become the latest victims of worsening ties between Moscow and Washington after a Russian consumer watchdog agency accused the U.S. chain of sanitary violations.
McDonald's Corp , which opened its first Russian restaurant in Moscow in 1990, became an iconic symbol of flourishing American capitalism during the fall of the Soviet Union.
The regulator says the company is deceiving consumers about the energy value of its Cheeseburger Royales, Filet-o-Fish, Cheeseburgers and Chicken Burgers and about nutritional value of its milkshakes and ice creams.
Its also said in a statement that Caesar wrap sandwiches and a vegetable salad were contaminated with coliform bacteria, which indicates the likelihood of food poisoning.
The court will hold a preliminary hearing on Aug. 13 with the key hearing likely to be scheduled for September, the court's spokeswoman said.
McDonald's operates about 400 restaurants in Russia and sees the country as one of its top seven major markets outside the United States and Canada, according to its 2013 annual report.
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Quick! Somebody take Hillary’s “Reset” button over to McDonalds!
Sounds like Putin’s bank account needs a little deposit or three from the big bad capitalist country, he must be taking lessons from Obama and Holder.
Did the Moscow McD’s in ‘96. What would Ronald
McDonaldski thing about all this ?
I’m so glad Obama and the Democrats were able to soften relations with Russia, in contrast to the Idiot Cowboy Bush. </s>
Somebody should break the news to him that McDonald’s Russia is Canadian-owned.
is time for BurgerStroika!
The Russians are ribbing us about food? Have you ever tried Borscht? Looks like strawberries with cream. Tastes like somebody sneezed into a bowl. That’s how it got the name.
If he were really serious he’d throw our astronauts off the space station.
I’m sure he’s aware that Mikky-D in Moscow is Canadian, he knows how to play the US media.
McDonald’s is on it’s way out. The upcoming generations don’t like it.
Naw, for real?!?
so it’s serious now?
~The Russians are ribbing us about food? Have you ever tried Borscht? Looks like strawberries with cream. Tastes like somebody sneezed into a bowl. Thats how it got the name.
For your information, ‘Borscht’ is a Ukrainian national meal. It is about as Russian as Pizza is American.
purely selfishly, but... if the Russians can get McD’s food improved...(at least so I don’t barf it)... good for them!
So I’m guessing this would not be a good time to launch the “Pride” burger in the USSR.
For your information, Russian Cosmonauts took little tubes of borscht with them into space. Everyone in the whole world knows that Russians eat borscht. Russians come home from a hard days work and put on their kimonos and sombreros and dive into tubs filled with borscht. On their first day of school, Russian children have to memorize this nursery rhyme.
Borscht is yummy! Borscht is good!
Borscht is Russia’s favorite food!
We eat it morning, noon and night
And slurp it down with much delight.
The Yankees have their pizza pie
But we have borscht and bread of rye!
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