Russia takes aim at McDonald's as ties with U.S. worsen

|About: McDonald's Corporation (MCD)|By:, SA News Editor

Russia's consumer safety regulator files a lawsuit seeking to ban some of McDonald's (MCD +0.3%) menu items, claiming it had uncovered traces of E.coli bacteria in some Caesar wraps and salads and saying the company is deceiving consumers about the nutritional value of some of its burgers and shakes.

MCD may be the latest victims of worsening ties between the U.S. and Russia, and the agency has been known to act in the Kremlin's political interests in times of political tensions with other countries.

Russia is one of MCD's key markets outside of the U.S., with ~400 outlets.