McDonald's allegedly hiding French Fry Allergens

After years of promoting their French Fries as dairy-free and gluten-free, McDonald's recently announced that their French Fries may contain wheat and milk products. By not disclosing this information sooner, many consumers may have been subject to unneccessary side effects from food allergies.

Thousands of adults and children worldwide are on strict no dairy and no wheat diets due to health problems, allergies or even personal beliefs.

McDonald's made this major change to the French Fry label on their website after the FDA issued new rules requiring packaged foods to list any presence of common allergens such as milk, eggs, wheat, fish or peanuts.

McDonald's in the News

McDonald's faces three lawsuits after customers, specifically one Florida girl and an Illinois woman, with food allergies suffered from undisclosed milk and wheat. (Feb-20-06) [PIONEER PRESS]

2 million Americans have Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten/wheat in food products. Consumers with Celiac's Disease, allergies and other specific dietary needs are outraged by McDonald's mislabeling their French Fry ingredients. [HOUSTON CHRONICLE]

In 2005, McDonald's settled a lawsuit with several vegetarian organizations when they complained that the fast food giant did not disclose that beef by-products were used in the cooking of their potato products: French Fries and Hashbrowns. The lawsuit was settled for $10 million.

Register your McDonald's Allergy Case

If you or a family member has been affected by McDonald's food due to allegations of incorrect or misleading ingredient information, you may qualify for damages or remedies that might be awarded in a possible class action or lawsuit. Please fill out the form at right to submit your complaint.

By submitting you complaint, you are asking lawyers to contact you. You are under no obligation to accept their services. Lawyers are usually paid out of the proceeds of the settlement or verdict rendered.
Last updated November 26 2012

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My son has severe allergies to milk. One drop of milk will send him to the ER. He developed a perioral uticaria on his face and felt unwell for months. We spent thousands of dollars trying to find the cause.. and finally found it was caused by french fries from McDonalds.

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