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2006-04-12 17:40:00

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - The chicken nuggets and french fries sold at a McDonald's in New York City may be more unhealthy than those sold in Europe, a study showed on Wednesday. Three Danish doctors found widely varying levels of unsaturated fatty acid known as "trans fat" in foods purchased at McDonald's Corp and KFC fast food chains in 20 countries. Studies show eating 5 grams of the fat per day increases the risk of heart disease by 25 percent. In the large nuggets and fries meal,...

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2006-04-06 18:05:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Greenpeace on Thursday said McDonald's was fueling Amazon rainforest destruction by using soybeans grown in the region as feed for chickens that end up served in the fast-food chain's European restaurants. In a reported entitled, "Eating up the Amazon," the environmental group said it has traced soy beans grown in illegally desforested areas of the rainforest to McDonald's Corp. (MCD) restaurants, as well as other restaurant chains and supermarkets across Europe....

2006-03-01 12:00:13

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Under pressure from the city's chief rabbi, two Tel Aviv branches of the fast food firm McDonald's have changed the color of their trademark signs to assure diners that their burgers and fries are kosher. In a first for McDonald's Corp., the golden arches at the two branches have new blue backgrounds, replacing the trademark red ones. The new signs also display the word "kosher," both in Hebrew and English. The changes were made after Tel Aviv's chief Rabbi,...

2006-02-14 09:55:00

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp. french fries contain more fat and calories than previously thought and have ingredients that could aggravate some allergies, but the company said on Monday the disclosures showed its commitment to providing accurate nutritional data. "Consumers should have an extremely high level of confidence in our numbers because of the fact that we continually update them... even if it's not to our advantage," McDonald's head of global nutrition,...

2006-02-13 16:55:00

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES -- McDonald's Corp. french fries contain more fat and calories than previously thought and have ingredients that could aggravate some allergies, but the company said on Monday the disclosures showed its commitment to providing accurate nutritional data. "Consumers should have an extremely high level of confidence in our numbers because of the fact that we continually update them... even if it's not to our advantage," McDonald's head of global nutrition, Cathy...

2005-10-25 14:44:09

By Martha Graybow NEW YORK (Reuters) - The plaintiffs in a closely watched lawsuit against McDonald's Corp. need to provide more specifics to back up their claims that the fast-food chain makes children fat, a U.S. judge has ruled. The case, which was thrown out of Manhattan federal court two years ago, is back before U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet after an appeals court revived it in January. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two youngsters who accuse the world's biggest...

2005-10-25 14:50:00

By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp. customers will soon know that the Big Mac they bought contains almost half their recommended daily fat intake just by looking at the wrapper. In its latest measure to fend off critics that blame the world's largest restaurant company for contributing to a rising incidence of obesity and other health problems, McDonald's on Tuesday said it will start printing nutritional information on the packaging of its food. Information including...

2005-10-25 13:40:00

By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp. customers will soon know that the Big Mac they bought contains almost half their recommended daily fat intake just by looking at the wrapper. In its latest measure to fend off critics that blame the world's largest restaurant company for contributing to rising incidents of obesity and other health problems, McDonald's on Tuesday said it will start printing nutritional information on the packaging of its food. Information including calories,...

2005-10-24 02:18:21

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Every day inside an unassuming building on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, thousands of hamburgers are run through metal detectors on their way to becoming Big Macs and Quarter Pounders. The detectors, along with hourly tasting tests of burger and sausage patties made at the plant and five-hour-long nightly cleanups, are just a few of the food quality and safety measures McDonald's Corp. requires of its suppliers. And the company wants its...

2005-10-24 02:15:00

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Every day inside an unassuming building on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, thousands of hamburgers are run through metal detectors on their way to becoming Big Macs and Quarter Pounders. The detectors, along with hourly tasting tests of burger and sausage patties made at the plant and five-hour-long nightly cleanups, are just a few of the food quality and safety measures McDonald's Corp. requires of its suppliers. And the company wants its customers to...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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