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French fries by McDonald's fries in another controversy

by Medindia Content Team on February 21, 2006 at 4:50 PM
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French fries by McDonald's fries in another controversy

Mc Donald's fried in another controversy which pertains to its French fries! Going by stats at least three lawsuits were filed in United States over its use of wheat and milk as flavoring ingredients in French fries. The bone of contention is that these constituents might trigger allergy in some individuals.

Earlier, McDonald's also announced that the content of trans fat in a large serving of fries is higher than previously estimated.

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The three lawsuits were filed by consumers after they had French fries from the fast food giant's shops and exhibited allergic symptoms.

The lawsuits were filed in Chicago, Florida and California. The French fries triggered gastrointestinal symptoms and other allergic reactions in these individuals.
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U.S. food makers are required by law to label the major food allergens such as gluten.

Food allergy is common in the U.S. Two percent of adults and five percent of children are allergic to one food or another.

The action taken by Mc Donald's is to test its fries for gluten.

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