McRib Pork Patty
Do you like the McRib?. Do you know what's in the pork patty? Lets take a look.
*Ingredients: Pork, water, salt, dextrose, preservatives (BHA, propyl gallate, citric acid).
What is the propyl gallate in the McRib Patty?
Stop Killing my Kids states:
"Propyl Gallate can cause allergic reactions in the form of an asthma attack in some people. It can also cause stomach and skin irritation, liver damage, kidney damage and has the potential to increase your chances of having cancer.Animal testing has proven that the likelihood of contracting cancer increased; however, due to the conditions of the study itself, scientists state that it cannot, in any degree of certainty, be stated that Propyl Gallate causes cancer."And is it common for a food additive to have an MSDS? Well, propyl gallate has one here.
"Potential Acute Health Effects:
Hazardous in case of ingestion. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of inhalation."
McRib Pork Patty Nutrition Information*Serving Size 3.2 oz (89 g)
24g Fat (37%)
2g Carbs (1%)
300mg Sodium (12%)
Cholesterol 70mg (23%)
Calories from Fat 210
Dietary Fiber 0g (0%)
Calcium 25mg (2%)
Saturated Fat 9g (45%)
Iron 1mg (6%)
Trans Fat 0g
Vitamin A 0IU (0%)
Vitamin C 0mg (0%)
Note: All ingredient and nutrition information marked with * is from McDonald's corporate website accessed 2/27/2012