Your McRib Sandwich Contains the Same Ingredients As Your Yoga Mat. The McRib, which is only available for a short time in the U.S. and Canada, contains over 70 ingredients for an item that is supposedly compiled from a bun, a barbecue patty, pickles, and onions. In fact the McDonald’s official website is daring enough to list all of the ingredients contained in it. A sandwich that is not only full of genetically modified ingredients, a mixture of toxic fillers and preservatives, but also some ingredients that are banned in other countries.
According to the current box labeling, the sandwich consists of just five basic components – a pork patty and BBQ sauce with pickle slices, onions and a sesame bun.
But, as Time magazine shows, a closer examination of McDonald’s own list of ingredients finds that the sandwich contains a total of 70 ingredients, including azodicarbonamide, a flour-bleaching component that is often used to produce foamed plastics. Azodicarbonamide, the compound used to bleach yoga mats, is also found in the soles of shoes. The compound is banned in Europe and Australia due to health risks.
Ammonium sulfate is used in the McRib bun as well – and is also in fire extinguisher powder and flame-proofing agents, according to the International Plant Nutrition Institute.
The McRib is a product of “restructured meat technology.”
A professor from the University of Nebraska named Richard Mandigo, developed the “restructured meat product” that the McRib is made of.
According to an article from Chicago magazine, “restructured meat product” contains a mixture of tripe, heart, and scalded stomach, which is then mixed with salt and water to extract proteins from the muscle. The proteins bind all the pork trimmings together so that it can be re-molded into any specific shape — in this case, a fake slab of ribs.
Allergens: WHEAT AND SOY
Ingredients: Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Yeast, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Contains 2% Or Less: Salt, Corn Meal, Wheat Gluten, Soybean Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oils, Dextrose, Sugar, Malted Barley Flour, Cultured Wheat Flour, Calcium Sulfate, Ammonium Sulfate, Soy Flour, Dough Conditioners (Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, DATEM, Ascorbic Acid, Azodicarbonamide, Mono- and Diglycerides, Ethoxylated Mono- and Diglycerides, Monocalcium Phosphate, Enzymes, Guar Gum, Calcium Peroxide), Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Soy Lecithin.
CONTAINS: WHEAT AND SOY
Yes, more than 70 ingredients make up the McRib and, yes, one of them is pork. But there’s also an ingredient that can be found in shoes… Would you eat McRib again?