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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

7/23/14 Health News: What is in McDonald’s french fries? ♦ China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King ♦ Governments agree to rein in veterinary drugs in our food

What exactly is in McDonald’s french fries?
Potatoes
Mickey D’s uses varieties like the Russet Burbank, which have a nice oval shape and just the right balance of starch and sugar. Excess sugar can cause a fry to have brown spots where it’s over-caramelized, leaving a burnt taste and deviating from the uniform yellow-arches color. Just in case, the spuds are blanched after slicing, removing surplus sugar. Continue Reading
China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan
A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as products of McDonald's Corp as far away as Japan. McDonald's and KFC's parent Yum Brands Inc apologized to Chinese customers on Monday after it emerged that Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a unit of U … continue reading
Governments agree to rein in veterinary drugs in our food

Governments have agreed new food standards calling for zero residue of veterinary drugs in meat, and limiting lead pollution in infant formula and toxins in maize, a UN body said Tuesday.The Codex Alimentarius Commission - the top global decision-making body for food standards - made a raft of recommendations at its ongoing annual meeting in Geneva, Angelika … continue reading

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