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Mcdonald's French Fries Not Safe?

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I think some of us should contact them and clarify the situation. Some questions to ask:

Did your fries always have wheat in them?

Is the change in your french fry ingredients new?

How were you planning to alert individuals with celiac disease and wheat/gluten allergies or intolerances?

Will you have dedicated friers for hash browns?

I persoanally don't eat at MacDonalds, but I want to write them an e-mail just for all the people who do eat there.

thanks carriefaith

i did a cut and paste and printed you questions. I'll call tomorrow along with the calls to the insurance co, the CPAP maker whose product 'sucks' the dentist specified toothpast from hell.

oh the list goes on...i should with duck tape the phone to my head when i run the sweeper while I listen to the 'your call is important to us...." :ph34r::( GRRRRRRRR

Judy in Philly


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Often I realy hate it when I am right. :angry:

Vincent--that is so funny!

Why would they change now?


Patti

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I'm sorry to have been the one to have seen this..

Susan, you have nothing to be sorry for. I hate it when people shoot the messenger. You saw something, and I am pleased that you brought it to our notice. I don't like the information, but we needed to know, and you did us all a great service by telling us.

Thanks again.


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Susan, you have nothing to be sorry for. I hate it when people shoot the messenger. You saw something, and I am pleased that you brought it to our notice. I don't like the information, but we needed to know, and you did us all a great service by telling us.

Thanks again.

EXACTLY SUSAN!!! YOU ROCK!! THANKS FOR POSTING IT!

Your reveng will be when those dorks that are sending you letters go eat fries at mickey d's I guess!


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Yes Susan--you probably saved a lot of people from getting sick tomorrow! :D


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

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I'm sorry to have been the one to have seen this.. (I'm getting nasty letters from 2 people that I guess couldn't see it and have said I'm crazy/making this up!!) .

Hi Susan,

I hope you didn't think my post was nasty. I didn't think you were crazy, but since I couldn't see it, I wondered what was going on (regional differences or something.) If my tone came across meanly, it was unintended and I apologize.

Really, thank you for seeing this and for sharing with the rest of us.


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Why would they change now?

Like I hsve siad in the past my son, and I have never gone to Mickey D's and NOT gotten gluten'd, so I would not be surpirsed to find out this was always true. Prehaps its been one of those "may contain wheat" up till now pendning which batch you got?


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I was thinking--someone said that maybe it was because of the new labeling law. If that is the case, maybe you are right about that.....something to think about ;)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

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Guest nini

I am so upset at the thought of this... I just broke down in tears over how unfair this disease can be. Dammit I don't really care so much for me, but I try so friggin hard to make sure my kid has a normal childhood, and among her friends, McD's fries were one thing that she felt safe and NORMAL eating. I don't understand why companies keep having to mess with stuff. I'm still reeling over Kroger Corn Nuggets no longer being safe for her (I bought up the last 6 safe boxes my local Kroger had) and this is her favorite cereal being taken away from her. Now her once a week treat of McD's fries??? WTF??? I really work hard at trying to keep things "normal" for her... I don't want her growing up feeling like a freak (it's bad enough that she has to explain to her kindergarten friends about gluten). Normally after ballet class on Monday's we would go to McD's and get fries... today we didn't because I didn't have any $$ on me. Now I'm glad we didn't if they are really poisoned with wheat now. This really really sucks and is really freakin unfair. My husband thinks I'm crying over something silly, but he doesn't know what this means to her... poor kid.

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holy cow this is crazy.

if anyone hears an official response, please let me know.

I don't eat their fries, I always get sick....but this is good info to have.

Thank you guys!

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Nini--I know...I feel bad for your little girl :( . With all the new light that is finally being shed on food allergies and intolerances, it's hard to believe that a huge co. like Mc Donalds would actually add wheat into something. (Or, like I said, admit it).


Patti

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"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Ah, Nini

bless both your hearts.

judy in philly


Judy in Southern CA

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Guest nini

thank you. I can't believe I'm actually crying over this, but it's just so not fair to the little ones... I know it's JUNK food and she really shouldn't be eating it anyway, but c'mon... EVERYBODY but us chickens can eat that crap.

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I'm sorry to have been the one to have seen this.. (I'm getting nasty letters from 2 people that I guess couldn't see it and have said I'm crazy/making this up!!) .
Susan, you did the right thing. Don't be sorry :)

Carrie Faith

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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Thank you for forwarding this information. I can only repeat what everyone else has said-- Why did they mess with a good thing? :angry:


diagnosed 1/04 endoscopy; gluten-free ever since!

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Nini,

I so understand your tears! One thing about this disease is it makes you feel different from everyone else. It was a small thing to eat french fries but a huge thing to be like everyone else.

I do not understand why they had to mess with this.

Hez

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just tried to print the gluten free menu----the line is corrupted...HA-THAT'S NOT THE ONLY THING THEY CORRUPTED.

JUDY


Judy in Southern CA

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it :D


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

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I hate to say this but many companies who manufacture food change their recipes and who knows why, maybe they want it to stay on the shelf for 3 years without spoiling. I have a problem with that anyway.

Many restaurants who do their own can change recipes or may order their supplies from a different company or different agent. This results in these kinds of problems.

Not only that but they have some new turkey at the top who thinks they will create a name for themselves by going with a new brand or recipe. The only thing they usually end up doing is alienating customers they had or ones they would have gotten.

For me it is like a store that constantly changes things around. Stores do that so that you have to wander about and will hopefully by more. All it does for me is make me agitated and I leave. The same thing with a restaurant who elimates something I like and can eat or changes it so I can't have it, I make sure I never go back there.

These places only understand money. If they were told how many people they were alienating by not have a gluten-free menu or keeping what worked before, how much money they were losing maybe they would rethink things.

Susan, you did nothing wrong. You did not buy the food for them from another company, you are not the all powerful who made them change it, you just pointed out something important.


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WHY THOSE &*^%(&^%*^% !!!!!!!!!

IS THIS WHY I HAVE BEEN M.I.A. TODAY, UP MOST OF THE NIGHT IN THE CAN AND IN BED MOST OF THE DAY TODAY??????? I HAD MCD'S FRIES YESTERDAY WHEN WE WENT TO THE CITY TO VISIT OUR PARENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

THOSE SONS &%$#$#)(_)*&)(&*%$# !!!!!!!!

READY TO SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry:

Can you tell I'm angry folks????

Karen


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Nini -- I cannot believe that I'm sitting here crying over McDonald's products. It's just that, when I think of kids, they all think that McDonalds is the fun place to go, and trying to give your kids a normal life is hard enough as it is. Much less to have to find out that they put ingredients in their products that would make them sick. That just breaks my heart. My kids are grown -- 19 and 23, but they had food allergies that were moderate, and that was hard enough. It was nothing like celiac. I am so sorry for you. Honest to God, if we can prove that they are misrepresenting their products or ingredients, or are talking out of both sides of their mouth, I think we should somehow manage to get it out on a national news program what is happening.

Susan -- never apologize for helping to keep people healthy. Each time I eat gluten, another portion of my cerebellum and retinas gets destroyed. I have been eating McD's fries because I thought they were safe. How much of my brain is gone because of it? And are their fries the reason that the double vision in my left eye won't leave now? Thank you for exposing them. . . . Hugs to you, Lynne

P.S. -- Karen, I was wondering where you were! Hope you're feeling better :( Lynne


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I'm going to contact McDonald's Canada tomorrow and see what I can find out from them.

This pisses me off. It was one of the few things I could grab on the run with my kids. I just had them tonight, in fact. Of course, I feel fine, I always do.

Anyhow, I'll let you know if I learn anything new that hasn't been posted already.


LORI

Dx celiac disease Aug 25/05, ate KFC that night and gluten-free ever since

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