Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has fined McDonald’s after breaking the law and misrepresenting the Tokyo Roast Beef Burger sold in summer 2017. According to NicoNico, the fine is 21.7 million yen ($286,570) and must be paid by December 25 of this year.
The original “Tokyo Roast Beef Burger” ads featured what looked like real slices of roast beef.
— ぽくぽく (@pokuripon) July 24, 2018
However, the sandwiches used “processed and reformed meat.” McDonald’s admitted to this, saying this meat was used to increase production.
— siitake (@siitakeo) May 24, 2019
As previously reported, Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency said that McDonald’s broke the law, misrepresenting its products and misleading customers.
— 恐山のストゥージス狂 (@r_u_still_in_2_) August 9, 2017
And now McDonald’s has the fine to prove it!