What’s really in a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget? Former Mythbuster finds out

The fast food company hired former “MythBusters” host Grant Imahara to tackle the difficult questions consumers might have about Chicken McNuggets, as part of its new campaign called “Our Food. Your Questions.”

The promotional campaign aims to reveal the truth to the public about how McDonald’s food is processed. Imahara has already gone behind the scenes at a food-processing plant to get the facts on whether McDonald’s uses pink slime in its burgers or yoga mats in its McRib sandwiches.

This time around, Imahara visited the Tyson Foods processing plant in Tennessee — one of the suppliers to McDonalds — to find out once and for all what Chicken McNuggets are made of.

FK – The next one doesn’t appear to be mickeydees PR:

What’s Really Inside Those McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets?

TBHQ (TERTIARY BUTYLHYDROQUINONE): You might recognize this hard-to-pronounce ingredient (hence the acronym) from our recent “What’s Really Inside those McDonald’s French Fries” exposé (see link below in the “Resources” section). This powerful petroleum-based preservative (which is also found in varnishes, lacquers, pesticide products, cosmetics, and perfumes) may be used to help the chicken and other ingredients maintain their distinct shapes. Consumed in high doses – and it’s hard to determine exactly how much is added to McNuggets – this chemical can be toxic. Possible side effects include nausea, delirium, collapse, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and vomiting. Some studies have linked it to hyperactivity in kids, asthma, rhinitis, dermatitis, aggravated ADHD symptoms and restlessness. Furthermore, animal studies have reported that it may cause DNA damage. This mounting scientific evidence was enough that McDonald’s entirely removed this bad-news ingredient from the version of their McNuggets sold in the United Kingdom. Oh, America, can we please take a cue from the British on this one with regard to concern for our citizens’ health?

FK – These companies are feeding us poison in one way or another. I’ve never had much respect for mickeydees because of their blatant child focused marketing and later because of their support for the destruction of our most basic right.

This vid got me started on this:

FK – Between their ghetto accents and talking while chewing I can barely understand what they’re saying.

This is not chicken jerky:

FK – But their hamburgers have a 30-year warranty!