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McDonald's shuts embarrassing McResource program

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Employees at McDonald's will no longer be able to access health advice not to eat their firm's own food on McResource. CBS News Money Watch reported on Dec. 26, 2013, McDonald's shut down the gaffe-prone employee help site. Most recently McResource had recommended that employees should avoid eating fast food because it "may put people at risk for becoming overweight."

McDonald's has said it has directed a vendor to "take down the McResource website." The firm said, "Between links to irrelevant or outdated information, along with outside groups taking elements out of context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary." The firm felt the McDonald's team members certainly were not being helped by this website. In response to suggestions that employees could get fat from eating at McDonald's, the firm's CEO Don Thompson claims that he lost weight while eating his company's food.

ABC News reported on an Associated Press story that states McDonald's closed the employee website amid criticism. McResource, which was intended to offer employees work and life guidance, was shut down after it generated negative publicity for the fast-food firm. However, this will not end the controversy about McDonald's, which has been hit as having unhealthy food elsewhere too. states, "Every mouthful of McDonald's meal contains a handful of chemicals that raise ‘bad’ cholesterol levels, increase diabetes risk, lower immunity, and damage DNA. In fact fast food contains so many harmful ingredients that I wouldn’t even feed it to a pet because it would be cruel." Sound like troubles for McDonald's and other fast food places are just beginning.



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