McDonald’s restaurants shouldn’t have to respond to baseless accusations about the quality of the food it serves to people worldwide.
But the flaming nature of the Internet has proven that the fast-food giant can’t ignore the false claims that have been circulating online. McDonald’s website is fighting back with such questions as “Are Chicken McNuggets really made with ‘pink slime’?
The response: “We’ve heard just about every rumor out there — so have you. Rest assured, Chicken McNuggets are made with white-meat chicken — no ‘pink slime’ to be found.”
The website also asks: “What's in your beef?”
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The answer: “Good question. And we've got a really good answer. One of life's tough questions isn't so tough after all. If you're wondering what's in our beef or whether it's real, we'll make this simple. Because it is. Our beef is from the trim of cuts like chuck, round and sirloin.”
No business should have to respond to nutty stuff on the Web. But it’s good that McDonald’s took the time to put consumers’ concerns to rest.