Jamie Oliver won against McDonalds after proving that their hamburgers contain many harmful ingredients.
After the lawsuit, the fast food chain announced that they will be altering the recipe, but not one mainstream media reported this.
Jamie Oliver has done numerous attempts to warn people about the highly unhealthy fast food they are consuming from McDonalds through interviews, television shows, and documentaries. Jamie claimed that the fatty parts of the beef are in fact “washed” in ammonium hydroxide and used in the filling of these burgers.
“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” warned Oliver.
Not only does it make the meat low quality, the ammonium hydroxide is hazardous for the health. Oliver named this process “the pink slime process.”
Costumers aren’t aware that they are fed this harmful chemical because it is believed that it is part of the “component in a production procedure” by the USDA.
“Why any sensible human being would put meat filled with ammonia in the mouths of their children,” asks Oliver. He demonstrated the process of production of nuggets, in which the remains of the chicken are processed and fried, while the best parts are removed.
Arcos Dorados, the franchise manager for McDonalds in Latin America, stated that they didn’t practice that procedure in their area. This applies to UK and Ireland, where burgers are made from meat purchased from local suppliers.
Burger King and Taco Bell have already quit using ammonia. Since the chemical is used as an anti-microbial agent in meats, McDonald’s saw the opportunity to add it in their “inedible meats”.
They claim that they sell the meat for low price only because they purchase it at a lower price, but still offer the best quality products.
The question is, how come they do not offer the same quality in Latin America and Europe?
Jamie Oliver’s campaign raised many questions still left unanswered by the franchise.
McDonald’s deny that they changed the recipe because of Oliver’s discovery, yet they officially admitted that they no longer use the beef filler for the burger fatties.
We openly thank Jamie Oliver for his effort to raise awareness of the chemicals we unknowingly consume.