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We believe that food quality begins at the very first stage of the supply chain.  All of our raw ingredients are produced to exacting specifications and the highest possible standards of quality and safety.

  • We only use 100% British and Irish beef burger patties and in 2012 this came from around 16,000 farmers.  We only use whole cuts of forequarter and flank, with nothing added.  We simply add a pinch of salt and pepper after cooking.
  • We only use 100% British Pork – in 2012 we used 10,000 tonnes of pork from British farmers. All of our suppliers must comply with the UK animal welfare legislation and are covered by a recognised farm assurance scheme.
  • The only meat we use across our entire chicken menu is breast meat and we only use chicken from suppliers who meet our strict animal welfare standards.
  • McDonald's UK has been using sustainably sourced fish in all of its fish products since 2001. All of the fish served in our UK restaurants now carry the official Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-label. Hoki is the only fish species we currently use in our Filet-O-Fish and Fish Fingers and is fished in the southern hemisphere.
  • All of the milk in our sundaes, McFlurrys, milkshakes, coffees, teas and milk bottles and served in our mainland UK restaurants, is sourced from British farms. Organic semi-skimmed milk is used in all of our teas, coffees, milk bottles and porridge.
  • All of the eggs across our entire menu are free-range and have been for 10 years. With the support of the FAI, McDonald's UK has developed a 'Range Enrichment Programme' which aims to increase laying hens' use of the range by planting trees to provide natural canopy. Research has shown that planting these trees improves animal welfare.
  • Our famous French Fries are made from potatoes and the vast majority are grown in the UK. We use four varieties, Pentland Dell, Russett Burbank, Shepody and Innovator.  Our French Fries do not contain any animal extracts and are cooked in 100% vegetable oil which is non-hydrogenated.