Sunday, April 19, 2009

Message from McDonald's Customer Service Re: Beef Ingredients

I sent McDonald's an email to obtain more information on the natural beef flavor mentioned as an ingredient in their fries (see previous post for more details,) and received the following details. Like I mentioned, beef flavoring is also in their hash browns, though I don't know how much or less of the flavoring is used compared to the fries.

"For flavor enhancement, in the U.S., McDonald's French fry suppliers use a very small amount of beef flavor as a natural flavoring during the pan-frying process at the potato processing plant. In the restaurant, the French fries are cooked in vegetable oil.

In addition, we have no plans to change the way we prepare our French fries in the U.S. However, it is important to know that our French fries are prepared differently in other countries."

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McDonald's - Still using beef flavoring?

1 comment:

Beth Miner said...

I guess the bottom line is, we shouldn't be eating at McDonald's anyway! :) Thanks for these posts, they solidify what we already could've guessed.