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Mcdonald's French Fries Not Safe?

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So, what is the plan now? Complain and hear what they say?

Start a firestorm of complaints and spread the word that the fires are NOT safe and contain wheat. Get the word out that McDondals lied about ti all these years, and lets see how long they say in the #1 fast food chain spot.

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Kinda funny, I've been on hold for 20 minutes now. I've NEVER been on hold when calling a nutrition line/company before.

Elonwy

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Kinda funny, I've been on hold for 20 minutes now. I've NEVER been on hold when calling a nutrition line/company before.

Elonwy

don't remember when i called and too tired to GO back and ck my time but

I WASN'T PUT ON HOLD. PICKED UP ON FIRST DIAL

:lol::lol::lol:

Oh God Not you Elonwy...sorry for your holding but MAYBE THEY HAVE TAKEN THE PHONES OFF THE HOOK OR WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENT...LORDY CAN YOU INAGINE IF JUST 1/2 OF US CALL THAT'S 3.500 CALLS :lol:

jUDY

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Oakbrook corporate just called me back and said that the ff receipe has not changed, but they now list it to comply with the 2006 law. That they still consider them gluten free because one of their suppliers says the gluten gets par fried out. Someone several threads back posted this same information. Will if I can par fry the gluten out - what temp. is that - and how soon can I make REAL onion rings :blink::blink:

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Oakbrook corporate just called me back and said that the ff receipe has not changed, but they now list it to comply with the 2006 law. That they still consider them gluten free because one of their suppliers says the gluten gets par fried out. Someone several threads back posted this same information. Will if I can par fry the gluten out - what temp. is that - and how soon can I make REAL onion rings :blink::blink:

We know that you cant fry out gluten, hence all the problems with CC in fired foods while we are out. Thats called "OH CRAP WE GOT CAUGHT IN A LIE, NEED LIE MORE TO GET OUT OF IT".

At least thats my take on it.

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Oakbrook corporate just called me back and said that the ff receipe has not changed, but they now list it to comply with the 2006 law. That they still consider them gluten free because one of their suppliers says the gluten gets par fried out. Someone several threads back posted this same information. Will if I can par fry the gluten out - what temp. is that - and how soon can I make REAL onion rings :blink::blink:

What is the deal with this magical de-glutinizing deep fryer they have????? I'm confused. :blink:

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What is the deal with this magical de-glutinizing deep fryer they have????? I'm confused. :blink:

at thsi stage, I'm convinced its a lie to cover up a lie. When caugth in a lie, most ppl lie more to get out of it. :angry:

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I e-mailed them a little while ago. Among other things, I told them you can't kill gluten with high temps. like you would bacteria. Maybe some uninformed person (read:dim bulb) thought it would cook out and they've been going with that ever since.

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Oh, hah, I forgot that it was in the oil. I asked why do you use oil with gluten in it. She said some pat answer about the seasonings. She found me frustrating. I said it is not possible to fry gluten out and she then mentioned - again - supplier said, nutritionist said and lawyers said. You noticed the lawyers! I then said that their research and development dept. should do their homework.

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Well the conspiracy theorists will have a ball with this one.

Here is what I got when I tried to email McDonalds:

403 Forbidden

You do not have access to this script.

Worked fine last night. Even tried a differenct email account to see if they blocked my message since I had sent one already. Didn't work either.

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Well the conspiracy theorists will have a ball with this one.

Here is what I got when I tried to email McDondalds:

403 Forbidden

You do not have access to this script.

Worked fine last night. Even tried a differenct email account to see if they blocked my message since I had sent one already. Didn't work either.

I can just picture the atmosphere right now at McDonald's Corporate Head Office. Everyone running around, scurrying like cockroaches, trying to do a major cover up. Emergency Meeting: "DON'T SAY ANYTHING, DON'T ADMIT ANYTHING!!" "CALL THE LAWYERS!!!!"

Karen

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I have now been on hold for AN HOUR. I don't think they're picking up. My neck is starting to hurt ( my speaker phone is broken).

I may give up in minute here and call again tommorrow.

I am at work after all :P

Elonwy

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I have now been on hold for AN HOUR. I don't think they're picking up. My neck is starting to hurt ( my speaker phone is broken).

I may give up in minute here and call again tommorrow.

I am at work after all :P

Elonwy

That's because they are all in that emergency meeting that was called to cover up their butts.......

Karen

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Well the conspiracy theorists will have a ball with this one.

Here is what I got when I tried to email McDonalds:

403 Forbidden

You do not have access to this script.

Worked fine last night. Even tried a differenct email account to see if they blocked my message since I had sent one already. Didn't work either.

I jsut tried from one of my other email address and it worked fine..

McDonald's USA Contact Us

Thank you for taking the time to contact McDonald's. Your e-mail has been submitted to the appropriate people within McDonald's.

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Here's what happened when McD's was sued for failing to disclose that their fries contained beef:

"McDonald's Corp. has agreed to donate $10 million to Hindu and other groups to settle lawsuits filed against the chain for mislabeling french fries and hash browns as vegetarian."

"McDonald's says it has created a Dietary Practice/Vegetarian Advisory Panel consisting of experts in consumer dietary practices that will advise McDonald's on relevant dietary restrictions and guidelines."

"The Oak Brook, Illinois-based fast-food giant responded to the lawsuits by saying it never claimed the fries it sells in the United States are vegetarian. But the company apologized for any confusion surrounding the use of beef flavoring in the production of fries."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/06/05/...ain511109.shtml

This is even worse, as they DID claim their fries were gluten-free, by placing them on the gluten-free menu. I'm interested to see what will come of all this.

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I hope a lot of people have that "glutenfree list" of McDonalds that shows the fries on it printed out. I wouldn't put it past them to change the website and then claim it was never on there......

Karen

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I spoke with Micheal at McDonalds after being on hold for over 30 minutes, yes the gluten has always been there, idiots believe it's processed out in the cooking process... I informed him it only takes a molecule of gluten to cause damage, do they test for the presence of gluten? He said "of course they do, why else would they put it on the gluten free list"

I'm so pissed off right now. We have been betrayed people. Now I know where all of our mysterious glutenenings have been coming from. No wonder I'm still not completely well.

Thank you for the sweet offers of shipping me safe Corn Nuggets, but that's really not neccessary, I will find something else for her that she can have. LOL about shipping me fries from Canada! I'm not trusting this company ANY MORE. They lie. Now they are being caught in a lie and the ramifications of this are going to be serious.

Lets also contact Good Morning America since they recently did a story about Celiac... highlight the difficulties we face in dealing with major corporations. Also, thank you whoever e-mailed our friend at the Wall Street Journal.

I will not take this one lying down, I am angry and am ready to take action.

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I just got off the phone with them. I was on hold for 10 minutes. I spoke to "Herman."

He said it is their beef bouillon that contains the gluten. But, the word from their supplier is that it is par-fried out so it is still considered gluten free.

I expressed my disbelief at that, saying that gluten cannot be killed at high temperatures. He said he could only provide me with the information he was given.

Like others, I was told that the ingredients have not changed.

I asked if McDonald's was issuing a statement, and he said he did not know.

I specifically asked why they were listing it as gluten free if it contained gluten. He said since it is "par fried" out, that it is no longer considered an allergen and is safe. I told him I disagreed and this adds to many Celiacs' belief that they contained gluten, as many people have reactions to them.

Sigh. This is SHAMEFUL.

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Hey Herman! What the hell is par-fried? :blink:

Thanks to all who've been calling...

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