Got this as an email about McDonald's fries. I
know in the past they used to fry their fry's in lard, but now they use vegetable
oil. This message claims that McDonald's uses beef to season their fry's. If
anyone has the time I would encourage you to contact them and verify again.
----Original Message Follows----
From: "Sushama Ananthan"
After being alerted by my friend about the contents of McDonalds'
french fries, I emailed McDonalds questioning the same. They have
emailed me back, confirming the use of beef in their flavoring for
french fries. Here is their response (and my question at the
bottom). Thought you might want to know...
From: McDonald's Corporation
Subject: RE: McDonald's Reply
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 14:18:30 -0600
Thank you for taking the time to contact McDonald's with your
questions regarding the ingredients in our french fries.
For flavor enhancement, McDonald's french fry suppliers use a minuscule amount of beef flavoring as an ingredient in the raw product. The reason beef is not listed as an ingredient is because McDonald's voluntarily (restaurants are not required to list
ingredients) follows the "Code of Federal Regulations" (required for packaged goods) for
labeling its products. As such, like food labels you would read on packaged goods... the
ingredients in "natural flavors" are not broken down. Again, we are sorry if this has caused any confusion.
We hope you have found this information helpful and that we have the opportunity to serve you in the future. Thank you, again, for contacting McDonald's.
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