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McDonald's to expose everything about its chemical food in Russia

 
 
 
 
 
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Consumer rights’ advocates filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s fast food chain in Russia. The lawsuit was filed at Moscow’s Tverskoy Court. The plaintiffs intend to oblige the company to indicate the complete list of ingredients on packaging, rather than the content of protein, fat and carbohydrates.

Representatives of the Consumer Rights Protection Society claim that concealing the content of products the company violates the status of the retail outlet of finished products, not to mention the fact that it misleads consumers. According to experts, the range of milkshakes, which the chain sells, can not be referred to as “milk” under the Russian law, Adindex.ru reports.

Experts discovered the fat of vegetable origin in McDonald’s “milkshakes.” This drink, according to experts at the Institute of Laboratory of Nutrition, can be called “milk-containing” but not “milk”. The advocates of consumers rights do not demand any fines from McDonald’s. They only say the company should disclose information and redesign the product packaging. However, even this measure will entail multi-million costs for McDonald’s once the court upholds it.

The Society for the Protection of Consumers’ Rights reminded that in July 2012, the Federal Arbitration Court of the Moscow District issued a landmark ruling on the suit of McDonald’s against the Moscow territorial division of the Federal Tax Service. The court ruled that McDonald’s in Russia does not provide restaurant services. Instead, the court said, the company sells food products as a store. Therefore, the activities of the corporation should be taxed with 10 instead of 18 percent of VAT.

However, according to the Russian legislation, a store that sells food products (in this case the store also acts as the manufacturer of the food), unlike the restaurant, is obliged to provide all required and accurate information, including the information about the ingredients, food supplements, biologically active supplements, the information about the presence of the GMO, food value, purpose, conditions of use and storage of food, weight (volume), date and place of manufacture and packaging of food. The information about contraindications and indications for use at certain diseases shall also be provided on the product packaging.

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3 Responses to " McDonald's to expose everything about its chemical food in Russia "

  1. Tony says:

    Well once the details are published, would somebody in Russia be so kind to mail one to Canada and United States so we can also see what the exact ingredients are… Oh, we live such a sheltered, controlled environment.

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  2. Joe says:

    I am surprised to see white Russian boys this obesed.They need to eat Russian food (cabbage &potatoes)and drink plenty of local water and play ice hockey and basketball and this should keep them from being obesed.

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  3. the insurgent says:

    Way to go Russia! After almost 70 years of ignorant communist hoolabaloo, now they have their own consumer watchdogs. Especially junkfood companies coming from the USA, the jewish McDonald’s and its filthy trash, poisoned foods, Russians must be aware of the traps wrapped in plastic or paper. The best way to keep healthy: tyr once the americans’ junkfood then never return or consume again. Foods can be addictive, especially by the taste and since McZDonald’s uses food enhancement chemicals (MSG), they’re dangerous to health.

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