Woman 'Left in Shock' After Finding Alleged Fly Eggs in Burger

A woman who ordered a meal at a fast-food drive thru in Birmingham, UK, on September 6 said she was “utterly disgusted” to find what she claims was a buzzing fly and fly eggs in one of the burgers.

Georgia Poole told Storyful that she was left in shock after finding the eggs. “No one is expecting to open up a burger they are about to eat, and to jump back [from] the surprise of a fly [coming] out,” she said.

The video, recorded by Poole, shows the inside of the burger, where long white shapes can be seen.

Local media outlet Birmingham Live photographed the food on September 9, after the eggs had hatched and turned into live maggots, they said.

She posted the video to Facebook on the day of her mishap, explaining what had happened. Poole said that she felt “completely sick,” adding that she would have eaten the burger, had she not heard the buzzing sound coming from it.

According to Birmingham Live, a spokeswoman for McDonald’s commented on the incident, saying: “We are sorry to hear about the customer’s experience. Food safety is of the utmost importance to us and we place great emphasis on quality control, following rigorous standards to avoid any imperfections." Credit: Georgia Poole via Storyful

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