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#1 Chris04626

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:28 AM

My sons class is going on a field trip and they will be stopping at mcdonalds.  IS there anything there he is safe to eat?


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:30 AM

My sons class is going on a field trip and they will be stopping at mcdonalds.  IS there anything there he is safe to eat?

Not sure, French Fries?  They are cooked separately from nuggets, I think, not sure.  grilled chicken salad?  Do they have croutons?  Go to McDonalds website and look at the menu and check out the salads.  


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:45 AM

The fryers for the french fries are only used to fry potatoes: hash browns during breakfast, and french fries the rest of the day. They are in the front of the store. The other fryers are in the back. The dedication is to ensure that nothing can taint the taste of the fries, but it works to our benefit as well.


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#4 Chris04626

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:39 PM

does mcdonalds list gluten free options on their menu? I am not seeing it on their website


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:12 PM

French Fries (McDonalds):
 
Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*, citric acid [preservative]), dextrose, sodium acid
pyrophosphate (maintain color), salt. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to
preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.
CONTAINS: WHEAT AND MILK.
*(Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients).
 
I'm still new at this, but the above listing was taken from this US site:
 

http://nutrition.mcd...edientslist.pdf

 

Is hydrolyzed wheat safe for Celiacs?  

 

 

 


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:52 PM

In my opinion - no.  Fast food is risky due to cross contamination.  Hands touching buns, touching fries, touching....  Most of the employees are kids who don't understand and don't really care.  Not worth the chance. 


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:12 PM

My sons class is going on a field trip and they will be stopping at mcdonalds. IS there anything there he is safe to eat?


Apples, chocolate/vanilla/strawberry milkshake, chocolate fudge/caramel/strawberry sundaes, M&M McFlurry, smoothies, Cherry Berry Chiller, Strawberry Lemonade should be safe. Check their website. Their French Fries are NOT gluten free!
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:17 PM

There are small amounts of milk and wheat used to make a flavor. That flavor is added to the oil in which the product is partially fried at the factory before being frozen for shipment to the stores. It is a very small part of the oil. A small amount of the oil is absorbed. On arrival at the store, the frying process is completed in oil which does not have any added flavor. The finished product has been independently tested, going back to 2006, and found to contain no detectable gluten. If undetectable gluten from that source is a concern to you, you should not be eating anything at McDonalds (or any other restaurant) because the risk from cross-contamination is far, far higher.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:37 PM

. The finished product has been independently tested, going back to 2006, and found to contain no detectable gluten. If undetectable gluten from that source is a concern to you, you should not be eating anything at McDonalds (or any other restaurant) because the risk from cross-contamination is far, far higher.

I agree 100%...and I do enjoy McD's french fries and hashbrowns from time to time, with pleasure. :D  (bold is mine)

 

With that said...perhaps you could pack your child a full lunch to eat at McD's and allow him to get a milkshake or a sunday.


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:07 PM

Love the fruit smoothies.  The Berry Cherry Chiller is awesome.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:57 AM

Not all McDonald's are loaded with teenagers.  I've seen many with older employees.  We get the Quarter Pounder with cheese, no bun and fries, and celiac hubby is fine with that.  But again, if your son is very sensitive, I'd pack him a lunch, but allow him to get a milkshake.

 

And, if anyone gives you grief about bringing in food - four words - Americans With Disabilities Act.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:26 AM

There are small amounts of milk and wheat used to make a flavor. That flavor is added to the oil in which the product is partially fried at the factory before being frozen for shipment to the stores. It is a very small part of the oil. A small amount of the oil is absorbed. On arrival at the store, the frying process is completed in oil which does not have any added flavor. The finished product has been independently tested, going back to 2006, and found to contain no detectable gluten. If undetectable gluten from that source is a concern to you, you should not be eating anything at McDonalds (or any other restaurant) because the risk from cross-contamination is far, far higher.

Thanks, Peter, for the clarification.  However, I'm not going to share this information with my hubby!   :lol:  I can just see him heading to the drive-thru right now!  Trying to keep him "heart" healthy.  :wub:


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#13 MissHaberdasher

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:08 PM

They have a fruit salad that is individually packed/sealed in factory that he might be able to get. 


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:11 AM

When I went a McD's they told me the fries were not safe and they didn't know of anything safe so I asked if they had the salad pre-packed with nothing but the veggies in it, and was told yes. I had a plain salad and no dressing. :( Not much energy but it least it made it look like I was enjoying lunch with everyone.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:34 AM

When I went a McD's they told me the fries were not safe and they didn't know of anything safe so I asked if they had the salad pre-packed with nothing but the veggies in it, and was told yes. I had a plain salad and no dressing. :( Not much energy but it least it made it look like I was enjoying lunch with everyone.

http://www.mcdonaldsglutenfree.com/


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