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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/1/12 10:20 AM 
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McDonald's scraps "pink slime" from burgers

CBS News - ýJan 30, 2012ý
(CBS) McDonald's is axing "pink slime" from its burgers, after receiving heat from celebrity chef and food activist Jamie Oliver, CBS This Morning reported. What is pink slime? It's the name Oliver has given to fatty beef trimmings soaked in ammonium hydroxide, which removes bacteria and makes the beef taste better.  "We're taking a product that would be sold in its cheaper form for dogs," Oliver said on his TV show, Food Revolution, where he demonstrated the practice. "After this process, we can give it to humans." The technique is approved by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.  Last week, McDonald's announced it's no longer using the beef product, although the chain said in a statement that this decision "was not related to any particular event." Taco Bell and Burger King have also agreed to stop using the additive, according to the Huffington Post. Oliver isn't the only one to raise issue with the controversial "slime." The New York Times questioned the safety of the process in 2009.
 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/1/12 10:24 AM 
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Fast Food Joints Cuts 'Pink Slime' From the Menu

Food and Drink Digital - ýJan 30, 2012ý
When it comes to floors and bathrooms, no one can deny that ammonia is a great cleaning agent. Those outside the food production industry might be surprised to learn that ammonia is also used as an antibacterial wash on processed beef products
 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/1/12 10:36 AM 
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The real reason McDonald's finally dropped the pink slime (for strong stomachs) ...

CultureMap Houston
... It's a victory for healthy food crusaders everywhere: Following the lead of Taco Bell and Burger King, McDonald's will no longer use "pink slime" in its burger recipe...During an infamous episode of Jamie's Food Revolution, ​Oliver demonstrated the process for making the aptly-named "pink slime" to a disgusted, horrified audience.  The product starts with trimmings, bits of sinew and meat deemed otherwise inedible. These scraps are put into a centrifuge to separate fat from meat, washed in a solution of water and ammonium hydroxide to remove E. coli, Salmonella and other bacteria, then minced. Et voilà! You have a "filler," allowed to make up a component (usually no more than 25 percent) of ground meat sold in the United States. The product was common in fast food and school cafeteria meals, until now...
 

 
From: Joanne (spiesonline) DelphiPlus Member Icon2/1/12 7:47 PM 
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This is one of the many reasons that I don't eat fast food.  Yikes.




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Joanne

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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/1/12 10:08 PM 
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From: Joanne (spiesonline) DelphiPlus Member Icon2/1/12 10:21 PM 
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January 22, 2012
McDonald's milkshakes can not be referred to as “milk” under Russian law
Robert Tilford
Charlotte City Buzz Examiner

In Russia, consumer rights' advocates filed a lawsuit against McDonald's fast food chain. At issue is false and misleading claims regarding some of their “foods.”

The lawsuit was filed at Moscow's Tverskoy Court. The plaintiffs intend to force the company to indicate the complete list of ingredients on packaging, rather than the content of protein, fat and carbohydrates. McDonalds disagrees with that and said it should be allowed to mislead customers like it is doing now in other places around the world, including the United States.

Representatives of the Consumer Rights Protection Society claim that “concealing the content” of products McDonald’s sells violates the status of the retail outlet of finished products, not to mention the fact that it misleads consumers.

“You might be able to get away with this type of fraud in America, but not Russia” said Yogi Protovokov of Moscow.

According to experts in nutrition and health, the range of “milkshakes”, which the chain sells, can not be referred to as "milk" under the Russian law, Adindex.ru reports.

Read the full article here:

http://www.examiner.com/city-buzz-in-charlotte/mcdonalds-milkshakes-can-not-be-referred-to-as-milk-under-russian-law

Pink slime burgers aren't the only problem!




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Joanne

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McFury over McDonald's Russia lack of consumer information
Published: 16 January, 2012, 17:49
Edited: 19 January, 2012, 20:20

Consumer rights advocates in Russia want the McDonalds fast food chain to come clean about what’s inside their products.

The Consumer Rights Association wants a Moscow court to force the American restaurant chain to give details of all the ingredients in its meals. The association says consumers are being misled and the company isn’t obeying the laws regarding the sale of ‘finished’ products.

Analysis carried out for the Association shows the beverage sold in Russia as a ‘milkshake’ exceeds the mount of salt, sugar and fats. According to the Chairman of the Association of Consumer Rights Advocates Mikhail Anshakov, a “McMilkshake” is not a beverage which can be called a milkshake at all.

Read the full article here:

http://rt.com/business/news/mcrussia-milkshake-revelation-885/




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Joanne

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From: Joanne (spiesonline) DelphiPlus Member Icon2/1/12 10:21 PM 
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McDonald's to expose everything about its chemical food in Russia
16.01.2012

Consumer rights' advocates filed a lawsuit against McDonald's fast food chain in Russia. The lawsuit was filed at Moscow's Tverskoy Court. The plaintiffs intend to oblige the company to indicate the complete list of ingredients on packaging, rather than the content of protein, fat and carbohydrates.

Representatives of the Consumer Rights Protection Society claim that concealing the content of products the company violates the status of the retail outlet of finished products, not to mention the fact that it misleads consumers. According to experts, the range of milkshakes, which the chain sells, can not be referred to as "milk" under the Russian law, Adindex.ru reports.

Read the full article here:

http://english.pravda.ru/business/companies/16-01-2012/120240-mcdonalds_russia-0/




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Joanne

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Consumer rights watchdog targets McDonald’s

by Alina Lobzina at 17/01/2012 17:27

A consumer rights watchdog wants McDonald’s to list the contents of its hamburgers and it has gone to court to see that the fast-food chain does so.

The Consumer Rights Protection Society filed a lawsuit against the fast-food empire demanding it disclose all its ingredients information to customers, especially since it enjoys a lower tax rate applicable to stores and not the usual tax for restaurants.

“The McDonald’s restaurant chain deliberately violates the Russian consumer rights legislation, profiting twice from the privileged situation created by Moscow’s Arbitration Court decision,” an announcement on the organization’s website read.

Read the full article here:

http://themoscownews.com/business/20120117/189375283.html




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Joanne

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McDonald’s food-poisoning victim wins lawsuit
Published: 10 August, 2011, 22:09

A Russian customer has beaten fast-food giant McDonald’s in court for a second time. He suffered food poisoning after eating a Big Mac, and was awarded damages.

McDonald’s challenged the decision, but a higher court again backed the Nizhny Novgorod resident. He will have his legal expenses covered and receive 1,500 rubles in damages ($50) plus the cost of the burger he ate.

Read the full article here:

http://rt.com/news/prime-time/lawsuit-mcdonalds-poisoning-win/




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Joanne

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