McDonald’s announced that they are improving their burgers. This means that they changed the ingredients and cooking processes. Here’s what we know:
- McDonald’s bun products now contain pea protein. This change affects all burger, chicken, and fish sandwich products. Pea protein remains an ingredient for their chicken nugget products.
Ingredient list for McDonald’s bun
- They are also changing the burger cooking process to add white onion to the patties while they are still on the grill. This may increase the chance of cross-contact with onion for anything made on the burger grill.
The company ingredient information is updated on the company’s website. Because pea protein is not a top allergen, there is no warning of the ingredient change on their website or mobile app.
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