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11McDonald’s Reveals Secret Chicken McNugget Recipe, Denies Using ‘Pink Slime’

Well, now we know how McDonald's makes Chicken McNuggets.

The global fast food chain restaurant has finally revealed its long-kept secret recipe for the infamous product.

And no, there’s no “pink slime” in them.

In a series of videos (below), McDonald’s Canada tries to answer, “What’s in a Chicken McNugget?”

Previously, people have tried to answer this question with rumors of a “pink slime" -- a mix of fat, nerves and connective tissue that can be used to make processed food.

Apparently, that's not the case.

McDonald’s Canada takes viewers into the Cargill production facility in Ontario where the making, packaging and shipping of the nuggets occur.

One video shows how an entire chicken is deboned and separated into two groups: parts that are used to make the nuggets, and parts that are not used.

“Deboning specialist” Amanda Shaw claims only breast meat and skin are used to make McNuggets. Wings and drumsticks are not used in any McDonald’s products, she says.

“You’ve got your white meat, breast and tenders, used for things like nuggets or grilled,” she explains. “Then you’ve got dark meat and thighs, and a little bit of skin is used in some of our products.”

Chicken breasts are cut by hand, trimmed and then grounded in the next phase.

A McDonald’s Canada supply chain manager and a product development scientist attempted to answer the “is there ‘pink slime’ in my nuggets’” question.

“It’s an image that’s often associated with McDonald’s and it’s a question that gets asked a lot,” Nicolette Stefou said. “We don’t know what it is or where it came from, but it has nothing to do with our Chicken McNuggets. But I want you to see for yourself.”

At McDonalds UK, the recipe is the same but without chicken skin.

“We do not use chicken skin in any of our chicken products, which are made using 100% chicken breast meat,” a spokesman told Mail Online.

Sources: Daily Mail, Eater

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