McDonalds under Heavy Scrutiny
McDonalds has been under plenty of scrutiny in the past few years mainly caused by people who are wanting to show the food giant is putting more than pure beef in its burgers. Business Insider visited an OSI Group plant recently in order to discover no additives are placed in the burgers it makes for McDonalds. It was no surprise to OSI Group since they have been making MCD burgers for decades, but for those who read the report from one of few reporters allowed in a food production plant for food safety reasons-no tours are allowed in productive facilities to retain the high sanitation standards..
Bsiness Insider reporter traveled to Germany to visit the largest OSI Group factory in Germany used to make MCD burgers. The OSI Group follows very strict procedures and steps in order to meet the high standards MCD sets for its burgers. First, the burgers cannot have more than 20% fat to beef ration. Also, no additives are to be put into the burgers in order to retain the taste of the high-quality beef used by MCD. Every one of the 5 million burgers made their daily, pass thru the exact process.
Precision and Accurate Production Standards Kept
First, the highest quality of beef slabs are prepared by certified butchers, next the beef is minced. Next, after mincing, burgers are mechanically formed into shape. No human hand touches the MCD burgers at any time. While the burgers are being shaped a food scientist takes 4-5 burgers and cooks them to run certain tests to ensure the highest quality. The food scientist replicates the MCD restaurant and cooks the burgers in 68-degree Celsius. Immediately after the burgers are formed they are flashed frozen to -18 degree Celsius and then wrapped, boxed and prepared to go out to MCD restaurants.
The Business Insider reporter saw no additives being put into the burgers. No employee touched the burgers, but only a designated food scientist from the in-house lab was able to take 4-5 burgers to run quality control testing. OSI Group has produced MCD burgers since the franchise opened.
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