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McDonald’s divulges how Chicken McNuggets are made

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Ever contemplated how McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets are made and what exactly they are made of?

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McDonald’s Canadian division has recently released a series of videos called, “Our Food. Your Questions.” explaining what goes into Chicken McNuggets and how Chicken McNuggets are produced in the factory.

McDonald’s Supply Chain Manager Nicoletta Stefou takes viewers behind the scenes to tour the Cargill factory in London, Ontario, Canada to prove that there is no such thing as “pink goop” in the McNuggets.

So, according to the videos by McDonald’s, what is the legitimate process behind making Chicken McNuggets? The answers might surprise some:

  • The process begins in the deboning department with chicken breasts that have been separated from the rest of the chicken. Wings and drumsticks are not used in the McNuggets, according to the deboning specialist.
  • After deboning, the chicken breasts are thrown into a grinder. Seasoning and, according the McDonald’s rep, chicken skin is thrown into the ground chicken mixture for flavor to act as a binder in the nuggets.
  • The blended chicken meat is portioned and formed into the four nugget shapes—a ball, bell, boot, and bowtie.
  • The formed nuggets are then covered by two different batters--one lighter and the other a thicker tempura batter.
  • The nuggets are par-fried, frozen, bagged, boxed and then readied for shipping out to the stores.

Check out the entire series of McDonald’s videos on how Chicken McNuggets are made here.

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