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    Asked by Phil

    Do you use Silicone Polymer (Dimethylpolysiloxane) in your frying oil as anti-foaming agent?

    Hello! Yes, minute quantities of dimethylpolysiloxane are present in our oil. Dimethylpolysiloxane is a food-grade additive that is deemed safe by the World Health Organization. As you rightly mentioned, it acts as an anti-foaming agent to protect our crew from excessive foaming, splashing or bubbling, which occurs when food is added to very hot oil. It is also important for you to know that we strictly meet or exceed the standards imposed by the concerned regulatory bodies in Lebanon in terms of both the types of additives in our food and the amounts used.Hope this clears it for you and thank you for giving us the opportunity to shed light on this important topic.
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    Asked by Faraqid

    which of your meals have the most calories

    Hi there, we have developed a "input address of nutrition calculator" for you to check the nutrition content and track the calorie intake of your meal. Hope this is helpful!
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    Asked by Nirav

    what is the veggie patty made from?

    Hello! Our delicious Veggie Burger patty is mainly made from vegetables: (peas, carrot, potato, beans, onion, red capsicum), batter (wheat flour, maize flour), water, rice, veggie patty premix (mustard powder, salt, black pepper, cumin, turmeric extract, starch), and vegetable oil. Hope this is helpful!
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    Asked by Greg

    is your food halal?

    Hello! Our 100% pure and Halal meat is all sourced from approved suppliers who adhere to McDonald's stringent food quality and safety standards as well as globally-recognized Halal practices.  

    As of the date of this response, the beef is sourced from approved suppliers in Australia and Brazil, and processed in Lebanon, by our approved supplier DEKERCO. 

    For most of our Chicken products, the chicken is sourced locally, by our approved supplier HAWA CHICKEN. 

    As for the veggies used to prepare our burgers, we use locally grown veggies by Alpha Green from the Bekaa Valley. 

    Our golden McFries are grown and produced in France, by our approved supplier McCain.  

    Our suppliers have a longstanding reputation for excellence, and share our commitment to animal welfare, and good agricultural practices. We hope this answers your question.

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    Asked by Sara

    I heard most of the things imported from other countries to meet the requirements, how you maintain the freshness of food like chicken ?

    Hello, good question! At McDonald's we adhere to strict standards of quality, food safety and Halal practices, whether at our approved suppliers abattoirs or in our kitchens. To maintain the quality of our ingredients, especially when it comes to raw meat, we use freezing, which is a commonly used method of food preservation. Holding the food under frozen conditions during transportation and storage ensures it doesn't spoil. The snap-freezing method we use for our chicken and beef doesn't negatively affect its quality, flavor or texture but it does ensure that we provide our customers with consistent, safe food.
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    Asked by Amaani

    why don't mcdonalds food rot

    Hello! McDonald's food is just like the food you prepare at home. If you think about the ingredients of our beef burgers for example, you will find 100% pure and Halal beef patties, farm-fresh tomatoes, lettuce and onions and high quality buns sourced from our approved bakery. Therefore, our food will also decay or rot when left for sometime in an environment that supports the rotting process. 

    However, there is something important to note about the process. Essentially, the microbes that cause rotting are a lot like us, in that they need water, nutrients, warmth and time to grow. If we take one or more of these elements away, then microbes cannot grow or spoil the food. McDonald's food generally has less humidity (or water) content, due to the fact that our patties are grilled on a double-sided hotplate, which extracts most of their humidity in the form of vapor; and our buns are toasted, thus losing significant amounts of their humidity, too. In a nutshell, McDonald's food would decay, but it could be in the form of drying rather than rotting, unless the cooked food's humidity is maintained by wrapping the food with cling foil or storing it in a high humidity environment.

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