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mcle8232

Mcdonalds Fries

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Yes--I've never had an issue with their fries.

Jessica, I wasn't suggesting that they were lying--just that the fries were gluten-free unless the corporation was taking the great risk of lying to customers who could get very sick as a result. I also think that if they weren't gluten-free, we'd all be complaining about contamination; in reality, very few of us here have experienced contamination at McDonald's at all, let alone every time we visit.

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To add to what ajlauer said:

In the wake of the McLibel trial in Britain and the publication of Fast Food Nation, McD's had enormous public image difficulties. The nonvegetarian fries scandal mentioned above came about because one throwaway line in Fast Food Nation revealed that McD's used animal products in their fries. When they admitted they used "miniscule amounts of beef flavouring in the raw product" they were very quickly attacked by Jainists, vegetarians and Hindus worldwide, because they had always claimed that the fries were a good option for vegetarians. Their plans to expand operations in India were seriously threatened, and they had to clean up their whole act pretty quickly.

I don't know how the enormous class-action suits played out in the end, but it was probably the most serious PR crisis McDonald's has ever had. I think they've reformed quite a bit since then, and become much more careful about little things like lying to their customers. I think they would be afraid to, these days.

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