McDonald’s and food safety

Posted on September 4, 2009 by


On MSNBC last evening was a special on McDonald’s and their China operations. It was fasinating. In the early 1980’s, I ate at a McDonald’s in Singapore. It was like eating at McDonald’s anywhere in the United States.

The show had high level executives explaing their operations in China and tehir expansion plans. The program then shifted to food safety. It showed massive warehouses and training, and quality testing. This was all in China.

I checked out the McDonalds website. Here is what I found:


At McDonald’s, nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and our employees. A relentless focus on safety is integrated into every aspect of our operations.

Food Safety

McDonald’s leads the industry in food safety. For many years, we have been out in front with high standards and effective compliance programs.

We have food quality and safety standards in place in every critical area of our supply chain, from farm to counter. Our standards meet or exceed federal requirements.

HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is a cornerstone of our approach. HACCP is a globally-accepted method of preventing food-borne illinesses and has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the basis for its regulations.

We require our food suppliers to have HACCP systems. Food safety has been integrated into food handling procedures in our restaurants. Staff conduct validations, on an ongoing basis, to verify adherence.

Good for you McDonald’s. Not only do you maaintain immaculate bathrooms but promote food safety as well.

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