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Thursday, July 08, 2010

McDonald's under pressure in China over chemical ingredients - People's Daily Online

McDonald's under pressure in China over chemical ingredients - People's Daily Online: "An online survey in China showed Thursday that three out of four people would no longer buy a McDonald's product as it reportedly contains two chemical additives that, if taken in excess, may cause nausea and vomiting.

The survey, run by a leading Chinese portal website www.sina.com.cn, showed at 2 p.m. Thursday that 75.4 percent of 30,151 respondents 'would definitely not' buy McDonald's Chicken McNuggets, while only 7.1 percent said the revelation would not stop them from buying the deep fried chicken pieces." More...
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The shoe is on the other foot.  Many Americans are afraid of buying Chinese food products for fear of both artificial additives and contamination.  The contaminated baby formula scan in China caused a wariness towards Chinese food products both in China and abroad.  In the United States this is particularly true among our overseas Chinese population.

John H. Armwood

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