Chef Jamie Oliver Proves McDonald’s Burgers “Unfit for Human Consumption"


Chef Jamie Oliver has been campaigning for year to make food for the nation healthier, and he recently succeeded in taking down the one of the biggest fast food chains in world - McDonald's. 




Oliver highlighted the poor quality of the chain's hamburger pattys, and amazingly the have agreed to change the recipe. Interestingly, this story was widely ignored by the mainstream media.




In interviews, tv shows and documentaries over the years, Oliver explained to the public that the beef used for the burgers was “washed” in ammonium hydroxide and used in the filling of the burger. Only this process makes the meat legally fit for human consumption. 


According to the chef and hamburger enthusiast, Jamie Oliver, who is famous for his war against the fast food industry:

Basically, we’re taking a product that would be sold in the cheapest way for dogs, and after this process, is being given to human beings. 
Aside from the low quality of the meat, the ammonium hydroxide is harmful to health. Oliver famously named this the “the pink slime process.


“Why would any sensible human being put meat filled with ammonia in the mouths of their children?” Oliver asked.
In a demonstration, Oliver showed children how nuggets are made. After best parts of the chicken are used elsewhere, the remains (fat, skin and internal organs) are processed for these fried foods.

In reply to this obvious blow, Arcos Dorados, the franchise manager for McDonalds in Latin America, said such a procedure is not practiced in their region. It should  be noted also that this applies to the product in Ireland and the UK, where meat from local suppliers is used..

But in the United States, Burger King and Taco Bell had already abandoned the use of ammonia in their products. The food industry uses ammonium hydroxide as an anti-microbial agent in meats, which allows McDonald’s to use otherwise “inedible meat.”

Worst of all is the worrying fact that because ammonium hydroxide is considered part of the “component in a production procedure” by the USDA, consumers don't have to be told when the chemical is in their food.






On McDonald's Official website, the company claims that their meat is cheap because, while serving many people every day, they are able to buy from their suppliers at a lower price, and offer the best quality products. If the  “pink slime” is really the “best quality” that McDonalds can find to serve their customers in the US, then the question remains as to why they could do better in Latin America and Europe?

The company has denied that the decision to change the recipe is related to Jamie Oliver’s campaign. They have quietly added on their site that McDonald's has admitted that they have abandoned the beef filler from their burger patties.



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