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Mcdonald's French Fries Not Safe?

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David's address is david.hamilton@wsj.com

Thanks Peter! I just e-mailed him and attached a link to this thread..... Hopefully, he might be able to get to the bottom of this..... I can see the possibilities now. "McDonald's - poisoning America the whole time"

Why are huge corporations never held accountable for negligence? I guess money can buy the best lawyers in the country, eh?

Karen

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I was so upset last night after reading this thread, that I woke my husband up to vent. He also thought it was terrible. All this time I thought it was safe to stop at McDonalds and order a lettuce wrap hamburger and fries. It was always my ace for when we would take short trips - there is always a McDonalds somewhere. Yes, they now have to disclose wheat since the new law took affect BUT WHAT THE H... WERE THEY THINKING OF WHEN THEY LISTED THEM UNDER GLUTEN FREE and they were not. What do they think, that this is a game with us, that we are on a special diet because of a fad??? I emailed last night and phoned Oakbrook, IL directly this morning. I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND HOW A COPORATION AS BIG AS MCDONALDS' could not do the proper research so that their labeling is accurate. :angry::angry::angry:

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too bad we cant get it on the News as easily....i used to work for a FoxTv station, and once a new anchor bad mouthed McD's...something to do with the supersize movie....and we had people from McD corp calling us threatening to pull all the ads off the station...and we know they drop $$$ on ads...

so i agree with the money can buy u anything

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too bad we cant get it on the News as easily....i used to work for a FoxTv station, and once a new anchor bad mouthed McD's...something to do with the supersize movie....and we had people from McD corp calling us threatening to pull all the ads off the station...and we know they drop $$$ on ads...

so i agree with the money can buy u anything

Yea, but theres enough of us here, if we all tell everyone we know, we can get the word out fast and if everyone with a food allergy, or intolernce of any kind stops spending any money at McDondals, that will take them off thier #1 spot pretty fast!

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OMG! I just went back and read more of the thread?! So, wheat and dairy have ALWAYS been in the fries?! :angry: WTH?!

((Nini)) ~ I am so with you on this! I am about to cry too for our kids. Esp. after 2 failed attempts at making cupcakes for a birthday party this weekend. And, now Car won't eat the muffins I've been making her. I'm just sick!!

Susan ~ I simply CANNOT believe that you have gotten nasty PMs!! Did you report the people? That is so ridiculous. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Ok.. off to email them!

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OK Guys--there's hope

WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

KEEP THOSE CALLS AND EMAILS GOING

Last nite i printed the ingred spread with the ff marked with the X for wheat

didn't go back just now to ck..but listen to this.

Last nite there were 3 SECTIONS under the search the site. gluten free menu

the link wasn't working for the gluten-free menu BUT IT WAS THERE.

BUT just checked and now the OTHER 2 are NOT THERE only the professional thread and this was listed under that so we know it was there....we all have old prints.

McDonald’s Gluten Free Menu Items: This sheet provides a list of popular McDonald’s menu items that do not contain gluten.

They are working on the web site since last nite so somethings happening at McDonalds :ph34r:

keep bombarding them.

I used the link that susan posted last nite in her first post.

judy

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Susan,

I simply cannot fathom why someone would send you a nasty e-mail when they should be thanking you profusely!!!! Maybe they own shares in McDonalds???? <_<

Thanks for finding it and posting it!

Karen

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Susan,

I simply cannot fathom why someone would send you a nasty e-mail when they should be thanking you profusely!!!! Maybe they own shares in McDonalds???? <_<

Thanks for finding it and posting it!

Karen

Frankly based on the anger I got from ppl here when ever I said dont eat mcdonalds fries in the past, I have wondered if McDondals has ppl posting here. :ph34r:

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Forgot--

DID you all get the google alet this am about gluten-free resturants.

well it had the whole thread from celiac.com with the McD thread running on it.

Maybe you all get these and are uesed to them but i just signed up..think celiac3270 told me about it.

If no one else got it i'll post or google gluten-free resturants.

off to do that now.

judy

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Forgot--

DID you all get the google alet this am about gluten-free resturants.

well it had the whole thread from celiac.com with the McD thread running on it.

Maybe you all get these and are uesed to them but i just signed up..think celiac3270 told me about it.

If no one else got it i'll post or google gluten-free resturants.

off to do that now.

judy

umm what? "google alerts" ? what that?

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OK Guys--there's hope

WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

KEEP THOSE CALLS AND EMAILS GOING

Last nite i printed the ingred spread with the ff marked with the X for wheat

didn't go back just now to ck..but listen to this.

Last nite there were 3 SECTIONS under the search the site. gluten free menu

the link wasn't working for the gluten-free menu BUT IT WAS THERE.

BUT just checked and now the OTHER 2 are NOT THERE only the professional thread and this was listed under that so we know it was there....we all have old prints.

McDonald’s Gluten Free Menu Items: This sheet provides a list of popular McDonald’s menu items that do not contain gluten.

They are working on the web site since last nite so somethings happening at McDonalds :ph34r:

keep bombarding them.

I used the link that susan posted last nite in her first post.

judy

Yes, they definitely changed it since last night. The french fries are still listed on the gluten-free list but the "X" has been removed from the column to indicate "Wheat" and "Gluten" from their allergen information list.

It seems they don't know what they are doing.

But here is another issue I just thought of. The gluten free list states "McDonald's provides a listing of popular menu items that do not contain ingredients made from wheat, barley, oats or rye." If the gluten is indeed added during there frying process because of the oil they can issue a CYA stating the fries are gluten free but the oil isn't. Which would be wrong to do because of their whole dedicated fryer policy.

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Unfriggin' believeable :blink: I don't eat fast food really, so it isn't a big a loss to me as many of you--but loss or no loss, what has been going on?! I'm reading this thread with an open mouth and waiting to see what happens....

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Yes, they definitely changed it since last night. The french fries are still listed on the gluten-free list but the "X" has been removed from the column to indicate "Wheat" and "Gluten" from their allergen information list.

It seems they don't know what they are doing.

Sounds like they are already in "damage control" mode......

Karen

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On a Celiac e-mail list I'm on someone just posted that they called McDonalds and they said there is no change in the recipe and they now must list all the ingredients it could contain, but they said that the manufacture of the oil (which is apparently where the beef, wheat and dairy are... why they are there I don't know) any how, the manufacture says that they somehow have a process that removes the proteins from the oil. So now people on that list are saying ok great good news and now we can go back to eating them.

I guess thats for each person to decide but my question would be, if they strain them out somehow (and i'm not even sure thats possible) why do they still have to list those ingredients? And my next question would be how the heck to they get them out. Apparently McDonalds answered that by saying they didn't know but thats the info they have.

Hmmmm, I'm still going to buy a deep fryer today.

Susan

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This page : http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nu...ents.index.html clearly states that the freis have WHEAT in them, and thsi one http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nu...gens.index.html states they have gluten in them, but this page http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nu...uten.index.html states they are gluten /wheat free.

thats all current as of this post. If they are updating anything, they are pretty darn slow/sloppy.

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some one pm'd me to post

here it is not sure if the links at bottom will help but know celiac3270 i think told me to google alerts and i did this one. but i couldn't find today when i did my search on google but this worked at 7:30 am today and the Mc Donald posts were there....honest to God they were I forwarded them to hubby and he saw them and forwarded to otheres too.

Judy

Ps I'm tired--going to take a bath...carry on the torch..you all.

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God you all i can't up with these posts...this is an edit.

someone please tell jerseyangel how to sign up. i don't know and don't think these links will help her or the other who emailed me

MY TUB RUN'TH OVER... :ph34r: MY HUBBY ain't gona be happy

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