There have been several claims that the McDonalds fast food joint uses preservatives for its foods. The controversy especially surrounds their hamburgers which many worry contain preservatives that are not healthy. McDonalds has made endless efforts to assure all their consumers that their hamburgers have no preservatives or added chemicals and they are healthy to consume. Despite this, people are still not letting McDonald’s off the scrutiny when it comes to food safety. Food safety has become search a controversial topic among many people, and there is a growing concern with what foods contain. Some of the ingredients that cause so much worry among consumers include added sugars, additives, and preservatives. A visit to the OSI Group factory where the hamburgers are made was arranged to clear the air on the rumors of preservatives.
OSI Group owns the factory which makes all the food products for McDonald’s. OSI Group is a large food distribution company and the sole provider to McDonald’s chain. In the factory, we witnessed how the hamburger is made from the minute it enters the facility until the moment it leaves. One evident fact is that the hamburgers are made fresh and no added preservatives are used in them. Also, we noticed that the meat is handled with uttermost care to ensure no room for contamination is provided. All employees need to pass a certain level of health to work at the factory. If any employees show any signs of getting sick such as flu, they are excused from work to minimize the amount of bacteria and infection in the factory. To know more about the company click here.
The meat is also handled with care by use of protective gear such as hair nets and hand gloves. Raw meat can get contaminated easily especially if it comes in contact with germs. Therefore, everyone is required to be clean and disinfected before handling the meat. Both manual and mechanical methods are used to sort out bones from the meat. At first, the staff members check for the bones and after that, a meat processor also is used to remove bones. This careful meat vetting process guarantees customers the meat reaching them is 100% quality and safe.