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Australia's 'healthy' fast food

14th March 2007

Some experts in Australia have expressed serious concern over a selection of meals from the fast-food chain McDonalds which carries a tick of approval from the country's National Heart Foundation.

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McDonalds is the second company to join the independently accredited heart-healthy food product programme.

The corporation paid £133,000 to join, with fees covering the costs of spot-checks and audits to test the meals being endorsed.

One official at the Foundation said he was concerned the endorsements would be used to promote McDonalds products more generally.

But a Heart Foundation spokeswoman said the company had made 'significant changes' to some products and ingredients in order to make the grade, and should be lauded for submitting to independent evaluation of its meals.

 

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