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Fast Food Trans-Fat Content Varies by Location

| Friday April 14th, 2006 | 4 Comments

mclogo.jpgAccordng to the Seattle Times, the trans fat content of McDonald’s food varies significantly according to the country it’s being served in. This is slighly surprising given the uniformity that McDonalds and other fast food franchises are known for. Acording to a study a large fries and chicken nuggets combo in the US has more than 3 times the trans-fat as the same product in many European countries. The cost difference dosn’t seem to be significant and McDonald’s claims the differences are caused by “taste differences” among populations. This is weird since I’ve never noticed a difference among any of the many international McDonald’s I’ve sampled (in earlier days). So what’s going on? Is this a supply chain problem? Or someone being lazy?


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  • cory

    i think that you should have every about McDanulds not just the top things i think every thing should be on tis site!!!!!!!!!!!!

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