Posts Tagged "mcdonalds"

Will McDonald’s Stop Serving Big Macs With a Side of Antibiotics?

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in Medical Rewind, News

Experts say the fast-food chain’s plans to go sustainable are a big nothing burger unless it commits to antibiotic-free beef. This month, McDonald’s announced that it plans to start transitioning to sustainable beef by 2016, with the goal of eventually making all of its burgers from sustainable meat. But the fast-food chain has yet to specify what, exactly, it means by “sustainable.” The company is working with the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, a stakeholder group that includes Walmart and the World Wildlife Fund, to come up with a definition, and expects to...

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In activist S.F., McDonald's Happy Meal is latest target

Posted on Oct 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

  Law would require more vegetables, fruits in offerings that include toys Advertisement San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, taunted by a political oppnent as “the food police” has said he will veto the meaure if it passes the Board of Supervisors.By TREVOR HUNNICUTT The Associated Press updated 49 minutes ago — San Francisco has a long history of bold public health and environmental stances, going after everything from plastic bags in grocery stores to cigarettes to sugary drinks.   A proposed city ordinance would ban McDonald’s from putting toys in Happy Meals unless it...

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Chicken McNuggets Contain Disturbing Additives

Posted on Jul 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

July 24, 2010 by Jing Jin In response to reports that the ingredients may pose health risks, McDonald’s China claims that additives in its chicken McNuggets are “harmless”. They said that the use of tertiary butylhydroquinone meets Chinese food safety standards. However, “the chemical is toxic to some extent,” according to Liu Qingchun, a nutritionist at the General Hospital of Armed Police Forces. Bloomberg reports: “McNuggets served in the U.S. also contain tertiary butylhydroquinone, a petroleum-based product, and dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming...

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McDonald's Faces Happy Meals' Lawsuit

Posted on Jun 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

A watchdog group says giving away toys with Happy Meals contributes to childhood obesity and threatens to sue. McDonald’s cites healthful menu choices. Weeks after a Silicon Valley county in California became the first in the nation to ban toys from McDonald’s Happy Meals and other food promotions aimed at children, a public health watchdog group called on the fast food giant to remove the playthings from all its meal packages. Citing toys aimed at promoting the latest “Shrek” movie, the Center for Science in the Public Interest said that the plastic promotions lure...

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Grilled Chicken Lawsuit Accuses McDonald's of Serving Cancer-Causing Meat

Posted on Nov 30, 2009 in Uncategorized

by Slashfood Editor (Subscribe to Slashfood Editor’s posts) A new class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday in Connecticut alleges McDonald’s, Burger King and Friendly’s failed to warn customers that their grilled chicken could cause cancer. The suit, filed by two Connecticut residents in the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut: Judicial District of Hartford, claims the chains failed to warn consumers that they’re serving grilled poultry containing the compound PhIP, which the state of California considers to be a carcinogen. A similar lawsuit filed in California...

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