Are the fries and the fish fillet fried in the same oil as the other meat/beef products?
Thanks for your question! Our french fries do not contain any animal byproducts, and are cooked in 100% vegetable oil with a vegetable-based flavour. They also have their own designated fryer (which they only share with hash browns) to reduce the risk of cross-contact with meat products
We do use the same type of oil (100% vegetable oil) to cook all of our fried items. However, the Filet-o-Fish portion is cooked in a separate oil vat from other meats. That said, the tongs that we use to handle the fish are the same tongs that we use to handle the chicken (but these tongs are not used for our hamburger patties), so cross-contact is a possibility. Hope that clears it up!
- McDonald’s Representative
The fries are cooked in a separate vegetable oil than the meat/beef products.
The fish fillet is cooked in a separate oil, however the tongs used are the same for the chicken products.
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