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McDonald’s is removing artificial ingredients from its burgers

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Fast-food giant McDonald’s said it has removed all artificial flavors, preservatives and colors from its classic burgers at all 14,000 U.S. locations, calling it the “next ‘big step’ in the chain’s food journey” and another way for the company to help customers feel good about the food they enjoy.”

The shift to the classic burger, which appears in McDonald’s burger, cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, McDouble, quarter pounder with cheese, double quarter pounder with cheese and Big Mac, is driving nearly two-thirds of burgers away from the chain of any artificial ingredients. .

McDonald’s says to make the switch, it removed artificial preservatives from its American cheese, Big Mac’s “special sauce” and sandwich rolls.

“From moving to 100% fresh beef in our quarter-pound, cooked-to-order burgers, to removing artificial preservatives in our Chicken McNuggets, and committing to cage-free eggs by 2025, we have made significant progress in changing the quality of our food,” said Chris Kempczinski, U.S. President of McDonald’s, in a statement. “We know that quality choices are important to our customers, and this latest positive change brought to our classic burgers demonstrates our commitment to leading with the customer and building a better McDonald’s.”

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McDonald’s has made other commitments to revamp its menu items and practices across the board, including switching its egg suppliers to cage-free eggs by 2025 and sourcing coffee from sustainable sources. here 2020.

“We understand that now more than ever, people care about their food – where it comes from, what’s in it and how it’s prepared,” said Linda VanGosen, vice president of McDonald’s Menu Innovation, “and we are committed to making changes to our menu our guests feel good about.”

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