Kuala Lumpur, December 26- McDonalds seems to have landed itself in another controversy.
On its employee resources website, McDonald’s McResources Line, McDonalds has published a couple of posts that are quite critical of the nutritional quality of fast food.
“Fast foods are almost always high in calories, fat, sugar, and salt,” reads one post. “Some fast-food restaurants still use hydrogenated vegetable oils for frying. These oils contain trans fats, which increase your risk for heart disease. Some cities have banned or are trying to ban the use of trans fats.”
The piece further goes on to advise employees with high blood pressure, diabetes and heart diseases to avoid fast food “because of its high fat, salt and sugar levels”.
In a second post, a photograph of French Fries and a hamburger has been labelled as “unhealthy choice”. At the same time, it notes that a submarine sandwich and a salad are healthier choices.
“Although not impossible, it is more of a challenge to eat healthy when going to a fast food place. In general, avoiding items that are deep fried are your best bet. Healthier choices include sandwiches that can be loaded with vegetables. Limit the extras such as cheese, bacon, and mayonnaise,” the post advises.
McDonald’s McResources Line is a website that is used to provide company news and lifestyle advice to employees.
In a statement to CNBC which first discovered this, McDonalds said, the website’s tips “continue to be taken entirely out of context”. It also said that the company was “looking into the matter”.