AN IRVINE mum says she was left disgusted after being served a mouldy bread bun from McDonalds.

The 25-year-old mum-of-one went to the Drive-Thru at McDonalds in Riverway Retail Park last Monday and bought a Chicken Legend meal and was outraged to find clusters of blue mould on the the burger bun.

The young mum, who asked not to be named, said: “I took a couple of bites and noticed that the bun was kind of powdery. It tasted really dry, but I just thought maybe it was a new style of burger roll. Then I took a closer look and seen it had actual mould on the bread. I was raging. I went straight back and took it to the manager.

“She just took it off me and offered me a refund, but I told her I wasn’t bothered about the money. I felt that that wasn’t really the point. They just should not be serving up mouldy food. What if a child had eaten that? And if the bread is mouldy what else is off that they’re serving? I got a £6.04 refund and the manager said she would be sending the whole batch of buns away for testing.”

The woman shared the picture of the burger to her social media page and received more than 200 shares and 207 comments, including some from other people sharing pictures of their own mouldy burgers, which they claim were served up from the same McDonald’s restaurant.

A spokesman from McDonalds said: “We are sorry to hear about this 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. As soon as this matter was brought to our attention, we apologised, provided a full refund. Unfortunately, the customer did not make us aware of any issue with their food at the time, or return the food in order for us to investigate. However, as a precaution we checked all remaining stock and found no problems. We would encourage the customer to contact our customer services team if they wish to discuss further.”