Are McDonalds French Fries Food Allergy Safe?
The support system of parents of children with food allergies is unbelievable.
I have been referred to and met some of the nicest mothers, fathers, and children with food allergies, who have all experienced the challenges that come with food allergies first hand, and who are willing to listen, talk, answer questions, and openly share their experiences in hopes of educating and supporting parents like me, who are new to food allergies.
One mother I was recently referred to by my pediatrician, lives locally and has a three year old daughter with all of my son's food allergies and more. The first time we talked, we must have talked for two hours, she was so helpful and informative, but I can't stop thinking about one thing in particular that she said to me, her daughter can eat Mc Donalds french fries with no reaction.
What's in McDonalds French Fries?
The first thing I did after she told me that her daughter with multiple food allergies can safely eat McDonalds french fries, was to run and tell my husband. His reaction was exactly the same as mine, huh? After all the time we have spent trying to find anywhere with food allergy safe food in case of an emergency, could it really have been as easy as McDonalds this whole time?
I decided to do what I do best, especially when it comes to our son's food allergies, I got on the computer and Googled it. What I found was some insightful information.
Per McDonalds website, the following ingredients are listed for french fries:
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'Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*, citric acid [preservative]), dextrose, sodium acid
pyrophosphate (maintain color), salt. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to
preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.
CONTAINS: WHEAT AND MILK.
*(Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients).'