When McDonald’s debuted the slogan "You Deserve a Break Today" in 1971, it was tacked onto a commercial that barely mentioned food. As a team of singing workers cavorted with mops and brooms, they extolled a quality you don’t ordinarily see mentioned in an ad for a fast-food chain: "At McDonald’s, it’s clean!"… Levels of cleanliness – a key part of food safety – vary widely at the individual franchise level, according to city restaurant inspection reports… "In terms of fast food, there’s not much they can do to screw it up," said Don Schaffner, a professor of microbiology at Rutgers University and president of the International Association for Food Protection. The complex processes that can trip up exotic places that make everything from scratch, for example, are missing from these eateries, which is part of how they produce food fast"Those restaurants do a pretty good job of engineering out the risk factors," said Schaffner, who also sits on McDonald’s Food Safety Advisory Council. "I’d be more leery going to a fancy white-tablecloth place than a fast-food restaurant."
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