How can McDonald's serve ungraded meat? They said their ground beef is made of different cuts so it can't be graded. Isn't this illegal?
Know Our Food - How can McDonald's serve ungraded meat? They said their ground beef is made of different cuts so it can't be graded. Isn't this illegal?
How can McDonald's serve ungraded meat? They said their ground beef is made of different cuts so it can't be graded. Isn't this illegal?
Our Answer

You can rest assured that McDonald's South Africa (SA) hamburger patties contain nothing but 100% pure beef, and we only work with experienced and reputable suppliers who adhere to our high quality assurance and food safety standards. Our beef patties are made from a mixture of cuts from different grades of meat — this is typical of any other patty-making process. In fact, McDonald's SA food safety and quality standards are among the highest in the industry and have been used by government agencies as models for their own regulations.

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