The Nasty Ingredient in McDonald’s Fries

It sparked a law suit, but wasn’t ever removed

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Scandal in India

According to the New York Times, McDonald’s was sued in India after it was discovered that its fries weren’t as vegetarian as previously advertised by the company.

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What’s that now?

McDonald’s went on to say that they never directly claimed that McDonald’s fries in the US were a vegetarian option.

“We certainly don’t market ourselves as vegetarian” — Walt Riker from McDonald’s speaking to the New York Times.

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What’s written on the box

When you look at the ingredient list that McDonalds supplies, it seems that McDonald’s in the US uses beef power in addition to 8 other ingredients when cooking their fries. these include -

  • Canola oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Hydrogenated soybean oil
  • Citric acid
  • Dextrose
  • Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate
  • Salt
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Got Milk?

The beef powder added to fries contains both milk and wheat derivatives, which knocks it off the list for vegans. This is unfortunate because I personally know several vegans who’ve been snacking on McDonald’s fries for years.

  1. Avoid eating food with ingredients that can’t be pronounced by a 6-year-old.

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