Why is McDonald's beef so much paler than what is available at butcheries?
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Why is McDonald's beef so much paler than what is available at butcheries?
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McDonald's South Africa (SA) uses 100% pure beef patties that are flash frozen. This dehydrates a thin layer on the surface, which cause the meat to turn pale very quickly. The reddish colour quickly returns when the patty is thawed and exposed to the oxygen in the air.

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