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Mcdonald's Fries - New Poll

McDonald's Fries - new poll  

70 members have voted

  1. 1. Now that they have stated they are tested GF do you trust thier fries?

    • Yes - and I will eat them
      22
    • Yes but CC risk to high to eat them
      4
    • NO WAY! NEVER!
      14
    • No - Not until more information comes out on how gluten is removed
      24
    • Undecided
      6


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Scientific evaluation by one of the world's leading experts on gluten sensitivity and allergenicity, Dr. Steven Taylor of the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program of the University of Nebraska, has confirmed again that our fries are gluten free and allergen free.

Based on this new info, share your vote and view. This way the votes are anonomus and if you do not want to risk getting flamed, then just vote and dont tell anyone. :D

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I'll risk posting, lol. I voted not until I get more information, although probably should have voted NO WAY. I did a quite stupid thing last week while visiting Disneyland. The bruhaha had all just started when I left on my trip. While in Disneyland I noticed McDonald's fries stands. I'm thinking, well the formula hasn't changed and I eat other fast food fries with no problem (stupid, I know)...so I tried some (even more stupid). Several hours later I had the worst pain in my gut which lasted all night. Now, it's possible that something else I ate that day was the culprit (had a turkey leg and ate out at a restaurant), but I won't risk it again and as a matter of fact, won't eat fries out at all now, lol.

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(some more info)

MCDONALD'S MEDIA STATEMENT

February 20, 2006

MEDIA STATEMENT

We understand the concern that individuals in the Celiac community and

others with food allergies may have regarding foods that meet their

individual needs. That is why we are eager to provide them with the most

factual information we can.

Scientific evaluation by one of the world's leading experts on gluten sensitivity and allergenicity, Dr. Steven Taylor of the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program of the University of Nebraska, has confirmed again that our fries are gluten free and allergen free.

Based on this analysis, we believe the lawsuits filed are without legal merit.

- Jack Daly, Senior Vice President, McDonald's Corporation

Below is information from the CSA website: www.csaceliacs.org

CSA IS "Celiacs Helping Celiacs"

First Do No Harm

It has been brought to our attention that a family has brought suit against the McDonald's Corporation. CSA does not support this action.

What incentive will there be for restaurants to offer or continue to offer gluten-free menus or even provide voluntary information for customers?

McDonald's has been very proactive in providing information to help us make better food choices. When the disclosure of allergenic components, including natural ingredients, became law, McDonald's responsibly shared the information with the public. The food labeling law does not apply to restaurants. McDonald's has been one of the most understanding, cooperative food establishments on behalf of celiacs. They have worked very closely with CSA and those with celiac disease to learn about celiac disease and to provide the best information available.

The enormous public response can be interpreted that people want the term "gluten-free" to mean totally "free".

We are encouraging people to contact their local McDonald's franchises telling them how much it means to have gluten-free choices avalible for their family. Provide CSA contact information for assistance.

JSUT SHARING WHAT I WAS SENT BY THE LOCAL celiac disease GROUP. :D

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I've always gotten sick after eating their fries so I voted NO WAY! NEVER!

I'm with you Carriefaith, last time I ate them I had a severe reaction, so for me, and my family, NO WAY! NEVER!!!!

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I've eaten McD's fries twice since going gluten-free and both times I had issues. The first time was last March around St. Pat's (Had To Have My Shamrock Shake :D ) and I had mild symptoms afterward. The other time was over the summer and I had terrible pains afterward. Based on these experiences I have obstained since then and will continue to do so.

Cleveland Bob B)

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I voted undecided on this one. I need more time to read the test results for myself. I didn't react to the fries when I ate them before, but I only eat them at the McD's my daughter works at!

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I voted yes because I've eaten them for the past year and never gotten sick from them. Based on that fact and the fact that the expert said they were gluten free, that is enough for me.

However, I won't eat them regularly; only when traveling. I try to stay away from fried foods, anyway, but McD's is a must when driving 8-12 hours and really hungry! or when you're in a town you don't know and can't find a restaurant you know to be gluten-free.

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Itresting that we are getting alot more yes's this time, I wonder if it has more ot do with the anonmous nature of this poll or the news about the nebraska testing.... :huh:

I'm guessing either:

1) the University of Nebraska tests

or

2) everyone is so sick of the discussion that they just don't give a damn anymore :rolleyes:

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I'm guessing either:

a) the University of Nebraska tests

or

B) everyone is so sick of the discussion that they just don't give a damn anymore :rolleyes:

Maybe I should start a thread about it? :lol:

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I'm thinking the increase in yes votes would be because the panic has worn off, and testing has been done. I still don't know, for me, but that may be because I am trying to lose weight, and fries are not good for that!

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no way, would be for me, it doesnt matter to me what kind of statements they come out with at this point, im listening to my body and not to what they say.

One week before this whole issue came up, I had their fries for the first time since my DX. I specifically asked the manager there if they used a dedicated fryer just to cover my own butt. BUT sure enough I got sick, and was sick with pains for a week and a half!

So regardless of the outcome, Im sayin NO, thats just my stomachs opinion ;)

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