Critics slam McDonald’s suggesting that the company knows better that simply removing preservative ingredients does not change the fact that the nuggets may still not be a healthy option for children.
Critics slam McDonald’s for misleading the public
The criticism stems from the release of the recent television commercial of McDonalds where the narrator states “we all want what’s best for our kids,” despite the fact that these chicken nuggets are still processed food that contains unhealthy fat and sodium.
“That’s the defining line that sets up the whole ad,” says Emily Mardell, a registered dietitian in Edmonton, pointing out that the ad suggests they are serving food that is good for kids.
Center for Health Science and Law in Ottawa Bill Jeffery agrees with Mardell, saying that the fact that these McNuggets are still deep fried and laced with salt clearly makes it something that should not be consumed regularly, especially for children due to its adverse impacts on health.
Hear nothing of it
But despite the clamour from numerous influential groups and individuals in the industry, Adam Grachnik, McDonald’s spokesman said that their move to improve their Chicken McNuggets is just the start of something big.
He points out that the company is already pushing its way to develop more health-inclined substitutes as they embark on a journey to be better. This, according to Grachnik, becomes the first step in reshaping their public image.
The chicken nuggets were allegedly found to contain several unhealthy food additives including one used for vegetables oils containing a preservative called TBHQ.
Does not change much
Health experts, however, point out that by removing one object from each of the nuggets does not make any compelling evidence that their food becomes healthy to eat.
“These are still foods that are high in fat, high in sodium. They’re not the types of foods that you want in the everyday or even in routine intake for children,” says Mardell.
However, this does not include the dipping sauce that goes along with each order of the nuggets. Each small packet packs a lot of salt and other ingredients, equivalent to a serving order of the nuggets.
McDonalds has already started replacing their McNugget’s inventory as well as seeing it to full fruition. Almost all service fleet of McDonald’s in the greenery and in the United States and Canada.