~McDonald has eliminated artificial colours, artificial preservatives and artificial flavouring from its food~
Mumbai, April 11, 2022: McDonald’s India West and South – owned and operated by Westlife Development Ltd has strengthened its commitment to enhancing the goodness of the food served at its restaurants this World Health Day. Being a pioneer of many firsts in the industry, McDonald’s is also the first QSR brand in India to eliminate artificial colours, artificial preservatives and artificial flavouring from select food items. McDonald’s will now also display Allergen & Nutritional information in-store and on its McDelivery app for the entire menu to enable customers to make food choices that are good for them.
McDonald’s believes that consumers should have easy access to nutritional information to help them make informed food choices. Consumers today have not only become conscious of what their food contains but also about what it doesn’t contain. Hence, to bolster the trust of consumers in the brand, McDonald’s is creating more awareness about the components of its food by highlighting its progressive movement towards Clean Labels.
Products like McSpicy Fried Chicken, Chicken Nuggets, Veg Nuggets, Chicken Strips, Hashbrowns and Hotcakes now have no added colours, flavours or preservatives. The iconic McDonald’s fries and all patties are free of any artificial preservatives, colours or flavours. The brand is launching its “Real Food, Real Good” campaign, which will highlight the goodness of the food served at McDonald’s. McDonald’s has always strived to be transparent with the food served at its restaurants and the ingredients used in its products so that consumers are empowered to make the right choices. This will be an ongoing campaign across traditional and social media to make consumers aware of all the work the brand is doing around its food. McDonald’s has always strived to be transparent with its food choices
“Food is like technology, which continues to evolve with time”, Smita Jatia, Director, Westlife Development Ltd. “At McDonald’s, we are committed to serving superior quality food that makes consumers feel good about opting for our brand. We have been working relentlessly to enhance the nutritional profile of our food. Some years back we introduced whole wheat buns across our restaurants to give consumers a nutritious choice for their burgers. Similarly, we have reengineered many of our products to enhance the nutritional profile of our food and make them more wholesome. As we go forward, we are committed to adding more products to our menu that give our consumers more wholesome options to choose from.”
McDonald’s has always been the leader in the industry when it comes to menu innovation. Right from when Westlife brought the global brand to India, the company invested big in setting up a closed-loop supply chain with 100% traceability of ingredients back to their farms to ensure complete transparency. McDonald’s dedication to serving real good food at its restaurants is evident from its past initiatives in this direction. Some years back, McDonald’s embarked on a journey to make its food as wholesome and nutritious as possible, and the brand will continue striving to champion this in the QSR industry.