Well, it turns out that McDonald's french fries
, supposedly cooked in vegetable oil
for the last decade, have contained meat products all along. Apparently, beef tallow
is applied to the raw potatoes
early in the manufacturing process.
This is justified by the company as falling under the "natural flavorings" ingredient listing, which is a suspicious catch-all under any circumstances, and certainly a flagrant abuse of trust in this case.
As a vegetarian myself, I am of course outraged at this news, but since I swore off McDonald's food years ago (after the second time I found a pubic hair in my hamburger - yes, really), it's not as big of a deal to me personally.
However, many of the 15 million or so vegetarians in the United States are eagerly awaiting a possible class action suit against McDonald's... more power to 'em I say.
Check out the article at http://www.msnbc.com/local/PISEA/M40838.asp?cp1=1