Are McDonalds burgers additive free?

The Mcdonalds doco appeared to give that impression - based on the meat patties, lettuce and tomato

It is true that there are no additives in the McDonalds beef patties, tomatoes and lettuce. However, there are additives listed in many of the other ingredients in a Big Mac. For example:

  • six doses of preservatives - 282 (bun), 202 (sauce), 211 (sauce), 200 (cheese), 202 (pickles), 211 (pickles)
  • colour 160b - annatto, the only natural colour as bad as artificial colours (cheese)
  • Hydrolyzed Protein which is a glutamate containing ingredient, or in other words, a way of adding MSG without saying so.

 

http://mcdonalds.com.au/sites/mcdonalds.com.au/files/images/Main-Menu-Combined-List-6-March.pdf