For all those who are pissed about discovering meat traces in McDonald's french fries:
"However, in the U.S., a beef flavouring is added in the par-frying process - the partial pre-cooking done at the plant before the fries are shipped out to restaurants. "I'm told it's like a beef bouillon," he said.
McDonald's in the U.S. switched its cooking process following public concerns about high cholesterol, Riker explained. Before 1990, it used a mixture of beef fat and vegetable oil, but then switched to pure vegetable oil, he said.
There was no attempt to deceive vegetarians, Riker said. "We have never made vegetarian claims about any of our products, including our french fries," he said.
Shaughnessy Kitz said McDonald's in Canada has always used a shortening made up of beef fat and vegetable oil to cook its fries, and customers can find this out by checking with McDonald's "food facts" pamphlet available in restaurants."
That was reported by the Montreal Gazette. So boohoo, you don't want to eat meat? Make sure you read the ingredients list. And since they have never made any vegetarian claims, no lawsuits for you.
I on the other hand, don't mind at all. Give me a nice sirloin steak cooked medium rare. Ohhhhhhh baby (but I do have a baked potato on the side