McDonald’s burgers now preservative-free

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McDonald’s just keeps on getting better and better when it comes to serving their customers healthier foods. As a matter of fact, they recently announced that their classic burgers do not contain artificial preservatives, flavors, or added colors from artificial sources anymore.

In particular, the burgers included are the following:

  • Hamburger
  • Cheeseburger
  • Double cheeseburger
  • McDouble
  • Quarter Pounder with Cheese
  • Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese
  • Big Mac

To make this preservative-free move possible, they got rid of the artificial preservatives that were found in McDonald’s real American cheese, Big Mac special sauce, and burger buns.

Slowly but surely, McDonald’s has been clearing away preservatives from its menu for several years now, striving to retain its loyal customers and to win back health-conscious consumers. As McDonald’s USA President Chris Kempczinski says, “We know quality choices are important to our customers, and this latest positive change to our classic burgers demonstrates our committed journey to leading with the customer and building a better McDonald’s.” It is also reported that changes in their product ingredients apply to all 14,000 U.S. McDonald’s locations.

However, McDonald’s noted that their pickle still contains an artificial preservative. Good thing, the customers can choose not to have them included in their burgers. Aside from the pickle, the company disclosed that around one-third of its sandwiches still have artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, such as Egg McMuffins and Filet-O-Fish. For these other products, a timeline for removing those ingredients hasn’t been set yet.

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