Food safety standards in the United States have been questioned in a food serving sizes, the country’s lackluster food safety standards have now come under the spotlight in a TikTok video. the vast difference in American products’ ingredients compared to the brand’s identical product in the UK. “Major worldwide [but] not in the United States,” Ms. Matson told viewers. More than one 1teningredients are listed for the US version of McDonald’s fries, to indicate potentially hazardous.used in fast food. There is festering concern that US residents act as “lab rats” for food highlighting dangerous ingredients in popular products like McDonald’s fries. While the US leaves a lot to be desired for fast
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The McDonald’s fries and other popular products were subject to lax safety standards in the US, allowing companies to exploit cheap loopholes. The UK equivalent had nothing of the sort and instead featured just potatoes, vegetable oil, dextrose, and salt in its ingredients. In Australia, Macca’s fries contain potato, canola oil, dextrose, and mineral salt. There may be traces of sulfites (less than 10 milligrams per kilogram).
“The UK takes a precautionary principle approach meaning that they don’t do that until it’s proven risky. We are the lab rats.” She also showed the difference in ingredients of Quaker oats in the US and UK, highlighting how the US strawberries in it”. “It’s flavored and colored fruit pieces. In contrast, the UK version has actual dehydrated fruit,” she said.a warning label on potentially risky things,” Ms. Matson argued. The US does the opposite; they
Mountain Dew was even worse, with the US version containing a petroleum-based food dye called Yellow 5 and brominated vegetable oil (BVO), banned in most other countries. Heinz, the company behind the ult classic condiment, Ketchup, washigh fructose corn syrup in its US product – an ingredient that research has shown to have an additive effect on the brain. Doritos were another product with a mile-long ingredients list in the US, which included dyes made from petroleum. Such paints have in the UK been found to be contaminated with carcinogens, and when included in a product, it must state that it “may hurt activity and attention in children”.
Thousands responded to the video in shock, and some suggested the structure of the US healthcare system had something to do with the sub-par food safety standards. “Other countries don’t allow poison as food. They’re not trying to make their people sick because the government covers healthcare,” one wrote. “Because America profits off of the sick, where other countries pay for their healthcare, so they want healthy people,” another said. Others pointed out that ihe same ingredients were used in some cases but given different names relative to the country they would be sold.