At McDonald's UK, our Sausage & Egg McMuffins are made with Freedom Food approved pork and real, free-range eggs that are freshly cracked in the restaurant every day by our crew.
Freedom Food approved pork
Since 2013 we’ve only used Freedom Food approved pork across our entire menu – whether it’s a breakfast McMuffin®, a Deli Wrap or Salad.
This means the pork we use meets strict RSPCA animal welfare standards, is responsibly-sourced and supports British farmers.
After our whole eggs leave the farm and are delivered to our restaurants, we crack and then steam them to make sure they’re hot and to give the yolk a bright yellow colour and fluffy texture. The eggs are steamed in an egg ring, which gives them their distinctive round shape, to fit into our McMuffins.
Crew in our restaurants start with the bottom of a toasted McMuffin, then add the cheese, the cooked Freedom Food pork patty and a freshly cooked round egg, topped off with the crown of a McMuffin.
We only use free-range eggs at McDonald’s UK. All of the eggs are sourced from British and Irish farms and conform to the Lion Quality Code of Practice or equivalent.
Watch this video to find out how four McDonald’s customers got on behind the scenes of our supply chain. They visited a free-range egg farm in Cumbria, a Freedom Food approved pig farm in Nottinghamshire, and a bakery in Greater Manchester to find out exactly how we make our Sausage & Egg McMuffins.
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