• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Mcdonald's French Fries Not Safe?
0

349 posts in this topic

Perhaps this has already been posted but I thought McDonald's fries were safe... at this web site for McDonalds USA ingredients it clearly says that the fries contain wheat ingredients! When did this change occur?

The french fries are listed about half way down the page and it clearly says:

natural flavor ( beef, wheat, dairy sources).

This was the only place I would eat french fries and now it looks like that is out.

the page is here:

http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nu...ents.index.html

Susan

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Perhaps this has already been posted but I thought McDonald's fries were safe... at this web site for McDonalds USA ingredients it clearly says that the fries contain wheat ingredients! When did this change occur?

The french fries are listed about half way down the page and it clearly says:

natural flavor ( beef, wheat, dairy sources).

This was the only place I would eat french fries and now it looks like that is out.

the page is here:

http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nu...ents.index.html

Susan

WHAT!?!? When did htat happen. I have always though we got gluten from CC, cause everyone preaches that McDonalds freis are safe!

THERE...

This list is effective 02-03-2006.

BAH.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These are the ingredients that I see for fries:

French Fries:

Potatoes, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural flavor (beef source), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to preserve natural color). Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partially hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or sunflower oil and/or corn oil).

They are also still listed on their gluten free menu items. I think you must have mis-read somewhere. Sorry!!

-Jessica :rolleyes:

Perhaps this has already been posted but I thought McDonald's fries were safe... at this web site for McDonalds USA ingredients it clearly says that the fries contain wheat ingredients! When did this change occur?

The french fries are listed about half way down the page and it clearly says:

natural flavor ( beef, wheat, dairy sources).

This was the only place I would eat french fries and now it looks like that is out.

the page is here:

http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nu...ents.index.html

Susan

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
French Fries:Potatoes, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural flavor (beef, wheat and dairy sources), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to preserve natural color). Breading set in vegetable oil. Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partially hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or sunflower oil and/or corn oil). Contains wheat and milk ingredients.

I guess that is proof that they are not safe. No wonder I always felt sick after eating their fries!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Susan,

I'm a Suzanne, but people call me Susan about half the time :lol:

As for the fries, I'm not seeing what you're seeing...this is what the page says when I pull it up:

French Fries:

Potatoes, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural flavor (beef source), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to preserve natural color). Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partially hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or sunflower oil and/or corn oil).

Is there something else I'm not seeing?

I am horrified, by the way, to see that the fries still contain beef. I'm no longer vegetarian, but I bet alot of people who are think these are okay for them. I thought they changed this years ago after vegetarians got upset.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


These are the ingredients that I see for fries:

They are also still listed on their gluten free menu items. I think you must have mis-read somewhere. Sorry!!

-Jessica :rolleyes:

Angle, please try readin the link she put in here post it CLEARLY states the fires have wheat...

French Fries:

Potatoes, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural flavor (beef, wheat and dairy sources), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to preserve natural color). Breading set in vegetable oil. Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partially hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or sunflower oil and/or corn oil). Contains wheat and milk ingredients.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Susan:

I did not see anything that was listed by McDonalds that say that the french fried were not safe. What is your concern?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I am not seeing it either. I am looking at the page for the USA though, so that may be making a difference. I live in the US, so not concerned with outside of the US.

-Jessica

Hi Susan,

I'm a Suzanne, but people call me Susan about half the time :lol:

As for the fries, I'm not seeing what you're seeing...this is what the page says when I pull it up:

French Fries:

Potatoes, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural flavor (beef source), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to preserve natural color). Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partially hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or sunflower oil and/or corn oil).

Is there something else I'm not seeing?

I am horrified, by the way, to see that the fries still contain beef. I'm no longer vegetarian, but I bet alot of people who are think these are okay for them. I thought they changed this years ago after vegetarians got upset.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I am not seeing it either. I am looking at the page for the USA though, so that may be making a difference. I live in the US, so not concerned with outside of the US.

-Jessica

<DELETED> I know whats happeing, you all need to REFRESH the poage you are seeing the OLD PAGE. This page is new TODAY.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The link that Susan provided is from the US and MacDonald's states that,

"French Fries:

Potatoes, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural flavor (beef, wheat and dairy sources), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to preserve natural color). Breading set in vegetable oil. Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partially hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or sunflower oil and/or corn oil). Contains wheat and milk ingredients."

McDonald's Quality & Nutrition Information

McDonald's Corporation

2111 McDonald's Drive

Oak Brook, IL 60523

1-877-MCD-FOOD

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




EVERYONE THIS IS A NEW PAGE MAKE SURE YOUR READING THE PAGE UPDATED 02/06/2006! YOU MAY HAVE TO HOLD SHIFT AND HIT REFRESH TO SEE THE WHEAT BUT IT IS THERE.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Try reading the link she posted. :rolleyes:

The part I quoted before is exactly what it reads when I use the link pixiegirl gave. No wheat. I wonder if we are being routed to different sites based on where we are located? Why would a huge company like McDonald's trick people by changing the ingredients around?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ON the page I posted it clearly says wheat. the page is here:

http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nu...ents.index.html

to find it i went to mcdonalds.com then to USA then to nutrition then to ingredients.

I copied the ingredients for fries below:

French Fries:

Potatoes, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural flavor (beef, wheat and dairy sources), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to preserve natural color). Breading set in vegetable oil. Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partially hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or sunflower oil and/or corn oil). Contains wheat and milk ingredients.

Be sure that you have cleared your history as you may not have update to this page but pulling an old page up from your cache. Again I see it clearly.

Susan

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The part I quoted before is exactly what it reads when I use the link pixiegirl gave. No wheat. I wonder if we are being routed to different sites based on where we are located? Why would a huge company like McDonald's trick people by changing the ingredients around?

SORRY. As I just seonds ago posted, you are seeing an OLD COPY of the page, they JUST now updated it. HOLD SHIFT AND HIT REFRESH on the page to see hte new verision.

THIS IS NEW INFORMATION.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well %&$#@(*&^! That is SO not what I wanted to hear today. I can see it now. I hit refresh.....crap!

-Jessica

EVERYONE THIS IS A NEW PAGE MAKE SURE YOUR READING THE PAGE UPDATED 02/06/2006! YOU MAY HAVE TO HOLD SHIFT AND HIT REFRESH TO SEE THE WHEAT BUT IT IS THERE.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow I can't believe it doesn't say wheat on your pages, i cleared all my history and cookies and went back again thru the main mcdonalds.com web site, again went to USA and it still says wheat. I can tell you it changed because I looked at this a few months ago and it did NOT say wheat and it does now. I'm in the USA so I'm not sure why I would get a different page then anyone else in the USA.

Wow this has me really upset! I wrote them a nasty letter!

Susan

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, no matter how much refreshing I do, mine won't update (tried the shift trick too, but no luck). Strange since I've never been to the site before, but I trust you guys. That's crappy...I hadn't even treated myself to any since going gluten-free.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wow I can't believe it doesn't say wheat on your pages, i cleared all my history and cookies and went back again thru the main mcdonalds.com web site, again went to USA and it still says wheat. I can tell you it changed because I looked at this a few months ago and it did NOT say wheat and it does now. I'm in the USA so I'm not sure why I would get a different page then anyone else in the USA.

Wow this has me really upset! I wrote them a nasty letter!

Susan

Thats becuase they JUST updated thier site. THis is brand new breaking news. You were the first to spot it. Once they refresh they will see it too. :(

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes be sure to refresh your page, its new, probably as of today. I am so sorry to break this news to you and I'm so upset, I URGE you all to write to them a contact us link is at the bottom of the web site.

susan (sorry for posting so much but I was upset that I was the only one that could see it)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dumb thing is, they still list them as safe on their gluten free menu with the same date of 2-3-06!! Not good!! So which one is right? Which one has the typo?? This is rediculous!

-Jessica :rolleyes:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well, no matter how much refreshing I do, mine won't update (tried the shift trick too, but no luck). Strange since I've never been to the site before, but I trust you guys. That's crappy...I hadn't even treated myself to any since going gluten-free.

Try dumping your cache. Assuming your unsing a current version of IE (most ppl do..) go to the TOOLS menu then INTERNET OPTIONS then click the button that says "DELETE FILES" (warning, it could take a hwile to complete depending on your setup).

Once that is done, thry again with the SHFIT-REFRESH.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are just friggin potato's......why do they have to screw them up :angry::angry:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

<deleted typo'd the info in it, better to delete then mess with>

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is unbelievable! I have pasted the link to their gluten free menu (for the US) and french fries are clearly not on there! But hash browns are - and wouldn't you assume that the hash browns are fried in the same frier as the fries?????? UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH

http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nu...uten.index.html

Thank you for posting this - I still cannot believe it!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This is unbelievable! I have pasted the link to their gluten free menu (for the US) and french fries are clearly not on there! But hash browns are - and wouldn't you assume that the hash browns are fried in the same frier as the fries?????? UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH

http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nu...uten.index.html

Thank you for posting this - I still cannot believe it!

that link is dated

This list is effective 09-28-2005.

and the PDF is dated 3 days ago.

The wheat info link is dated 2/3/2006 so this is a new devolpment. :(

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      107,341
    • Total Posts
      935,583
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      65,003
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    BetsyLopez
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Hi ch88, You could try going nightshade free to see if it helps your arthritis.  It might help.  The common food nightshades are potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, turmeric and paprika.  If you try nightshade free for one month that should be enough time to know if it helps IMHO. Sweet potatoes/yams are ok, as they are not nightshades.
    • Thankyou both of you for your advice, i will have the endoscopy will just have to wait, my blood tests were not hitting the roof with reading but a low to medium result, dont want to be one of them people who have gone gluten free with no need, however i do show typical symptons of celiac but no overwhelming symptons apart from feeling nauseous and crampy at times, and extreme tiredness. There is soooo much to learn
    • You are normal!  All the things you are going through are normal for someone with celiac disease....probably with any life changing illness.  What you need is patience.  Most here take a year to heal or longer due to setbacks on the diet or healing from systemic damage.  The nervous system seems to take the longest.  Ask your doctor to check you for any deficiencies.  No sense guessing what you might need.  It is a common and recommended practice to check for vitamin and mineral deficiencies.   http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/what-common-nutrient-deficiencies-might-an-adult-experience-prior-to-diagnosis/ Once healed, you might not need any supplements, if you eat a wide and varied healthy diet.  
    • Yes!  Ask for the IgA deficiency test!  Why?  Well, your doctor did not even follow protocol.  In order to validate the IgA celiac tests, he should have determined if you are IgA deficient or not. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/Celiac_Disease_Diagnostic_Testing_Algorithm.pdf  I have never tested positive on the IgG tests and only had one positive on the IgA DGP test, but I was not IgA deficient, so my GI knew that my test was valid and I needed an endoscopy to confirm my diagnosis.  You do not know if any of your tests are valid.  You need the IgA test.  It is a control test only in the case of diagnosing celiac disease.  But....some celiacs are low in IgA and that seems to happen more often in celiacs than the general population.   https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/07/dunkirk-is-a-stunningly-spare-survival-film/534252/
    • Almost EVERY single celiac expert in the world and/or groups like the U.K./U.S. Gastroenterologist Associations recommend obtaining biopsies for diagnosing celiac disease.  There are some exceptions.  If you are too ill to even risk an endoscopy, your celiac panel is extremely high on several of the celiac tests (this is still debatable), you have long wait times in getting the endoscopy (government health wait times) or you can not afford to get one are all acceptable.   You know your situation and will have to determine what is best based on your doctor's input.   The blood tests are not 100% accurate.  Heck, I tested positive only to a really odd one (the DGP IGA).  I had no noticeable symptoms.  I chose the endoscopy.  I never wanted to doubt my diagnosis as my hubby went Gluten Free some 16 years ago based on the poor advice of two medical doctors.  He got well, but does he really have celiac disease?  He would be the first to say that I have had way more support from family, friends and medical, yes, medical.   I hope this helps.  Best to research like you are doing so that you feel comfortable and committed.  
  • Upcoming Events