米マクドナルド「ピンクスライム」&「ヨガマット」問題に答える

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マックリブにヨガマットと同じプラスティック成分が入っているのではないかという問題と、ここ数年議論の的になっているピンクスライムについて、米マクドナルドがウェブサイト上で回答した。

 

まず、ピンクスライムはやはり使われていたのかどうか。

回答では、使われていた肉は100%リアルビーフ(100% USDA-inspected beef)。

防腐剤なし、ピンクスライムもなし。とのことだった。

 

加えるものは塩と胡椒だけだと。

「最近のリポートはすべて真実ではない」

とも付け加えた。

完全否定だ。

 

 

しかし、こんなことも言っている。

「報道された(ピンクスライム使用の疑いがある)サプライチェーンはすべて2011年に手を切った」とも書かれている。

 

つまり、すべてさっぱりキレイにした上で、「100%ビーフ」と宣言したわけだ。

 

 

そして、最近話題になっているマックリブのプラスティック問題。

azodicarbonamideという成分が、ヨガマットに使われている成分と同じだというものだ。

 

成分は、ホットドッグ、バンズで見つかり、確かにその成分は食べ物ではないヨガマットなどに使われているという噂。

 

それについて、「simply not true 単に真実ではない」と説明。

だが、同じラバー、プラスティックは使われていると表明した。

 

「しかし、食品に使われるのと、その成分が非食品に使われるのでは違いがあり、混乱をもたらす」

とした。

「もし成分を科学的に言うと恐怖をもたらす。塩をsodium chlorideというと気味が悪いように」

 

以下、全文

 

Q: ARE YOUR HAMBURGERS MADE USING REAL BEEF?

MCDONALD’S: Yes. Our burgers in the US are made using only 100% USDA-inspected beef. There are no preservatives, no fillers, no extenders and no so-called “pink slime” in our beef. The only thing added to our burgers is a bit of salt and pepper during grilling.

You can learn more about the ingredients in our food here.

Q: DO YOU USE SO-CALLED ‘PINK SLIME’ IN YOUR BURGERS?

MCDONALD’S: Lean finely textured beef treated with ammonia, what some individuals call ‘pink slime’ or select lean beef trimmings, is not used in our burgers. Any recent reports that it is are false.





McDonald’s USA had begun the process of removing it from our supply chain prior to widespread media coverage on its use and it was completely removed from our supply in 2011. While select lean beef trimmings are safe, we decided to stop using the product to align our global standards for beef around the world.

 

 

Q: DO YOU IMPORT BEEF FROM BRAZIL, FROM CLEAR-CUT RAINFORESTS? DO YOU IMPORT CHICKEN FROM CHINA?

MCDONALD’S: Most of our beef we use in our U.S. restaurants comes from the U.S, although we import a small percentage of our 100% beef from suppliers in Australia and New Zealand to supplement our U.S. purchases. These suppliers must also meet McDonald’s quality and safety standards and USDA regulations. In fact, we’ve maintained a global policy against using beef sourced from de-forested rainforests since 1989. You can learn more about our long history of sustainable land management practices here.

All of the chicken we use in our U.S. restaurants is born and raised in the U.S. and comes from our trusted USDA-inspected American suppliers.

Q: WHY DO YOUR CHICKEN MCNUGGETS INCLUDE AN ‘ANTI-FOAMING’ AGENT?

MCDONALD’S: McDonald’s frying oil contains a small amount of an additive called dimethlypolysiloxane, which helps prevent oil from foaming and spattering in our restaurants.

All of the ingredients we use, including dimethylpolysiloxane, meet recognized food quality and safety standards.  Because dimethylpolysiloxane is used in some non-food products, like putty, caulks  or cosmetics, there have been individuals who have erroneously claimed that these items are also in our food.

We recognize the difference between using ingredients in food versus using a variation of those ingredients for non-food purposes can be confusing. We also realize that sometimes the scientific name for an ingredient may sound scary. For example, the salt you use to de-ice a driveway is a variation of the salt you use in the kitchen, however they are both sodium chloride.

You can learn more about the ingredients in our food here.

 

 

 

Q: IS THE MCRIB MADE USING THE SAME PLASTICS AS YOGA MATS?

MCDONALD’S: We use ingredients that are commonly used by the food industry and meet recognized food quality and safety standards. Azodicarbonamide is used by bakers to help ensure a consistent texture in each batch of bread they bake. It is used in many items on grocery store shelves, like some hot dog and hamburger buns and other bread products you may already purchase.

Because a variation of this ingredient is used in some non-food products, including yoga mats, there have been individuals who have erroneously claimed that our food contains that same rubber or plastics. This is simply not true.

We recognize the difference between using ingredients in food versus using a variation of those ingredients for non-food purposes can be confusing. We also realize that sometimes the scientific name for an ingredient may sound scary. For example, the salt you use to de-ice a driveway is a variation of the salt you use in the kitchen, however they are both sodium chloride.

You can learn more about the ingredients in our food here.

 

 

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