Wednesday, September 02, 2009

McDonald's Using Foreign Beef in US Angus Burgers

You would think that McDonald's would turn exclusively to US farmers for the Angus beef in their new Angus Third Pounder Burgers sold in US stores.

Instead they have upped their deal with New Zealand farmers to export over 22,000 tons of beef (that's enough for over 132 million Angus Third Pounders). They'll be mixing that NZ Angus with US Angus for the new burgers.

McDonald's must be getting a great deal, because they literally couldn't find someplace farther away from the US to get additional Angus beef.

4 comments:

Maraida Santos said...

Its cheaper to import.."cheap" is the key word that drives them to produce not "US Angus Burgers"...let's be alarmed if they are getting the beef from Brazil, Hello Climate Change!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

burgers are so fatty!... it leaves u wanting more, and like a dummie we eat more and get FAT!!!...
so 4 all you obeast people that are blaming mc donala's for ur weight gain, i have 2 words 4 ya... "STOP EATING"!....



i love cheese burgers!....l.o.l

Anonymous said...

New Zealand Beef is mostly grass-fed which is healthier for the consumer and healthier for the cow. While it's too bad it isn't more locally sourced I can't blame McDonalds for taking that route as Silver Fern Farms is an extremely well organized supplier with very high quality beef.