The “Dokument Inifrån” programme discovered the practice by keeping tabs on chicken salads at a McDonalds restaurant. The same salads were sold a day later with a new date stamp. The practice breaks McDonalds’ pledge to only sell fresh food.
“I won’t use bad language, but this makes me really, really cross, because this is completely unacceptable,” said Lotta Björk, personnel director for McDonald’s Sweden.
“When our guests come to us, part of our purpose is to sell warm, tasty food speedily to our guests, and that’s what you should be able to expect as a guest.”
The documentary, to be broadcast on Sunday, also shows that burgers are sometimes left on the hot plate longer than the permitted ten minutes.
Frida Berg, press spokeswoman for McDonalds, said she couldn’t comment on the findings as she had not seen the programme.
“We naturally wish to address the criticism and we take it very seriously. But we need to wait until we know the basis for the criticism before we comment.”