A number of McDonald’s restaurants have been forced to place a sign warning diners that its buns and English breakfast muffins may now contain traces of nuts.
Signs have been spotted up and down the UK, which read: “Please be aware that our Buns and English Breakfast Muffins may contain Nuts and Peanuts until further notice.”
Much to the annoyance of those with nut-allergies:
Not everyone is angry with the fast-food chain, though, some of those with allergies have praised the store for putting customers and displaying this information front and centre, rather than putting anyone at risk.
One Twitter-user wrote: “We appreciate the warnings over ‘May Contain ‘. You are so allergy aware its great – We don’t appreciate ‘hidden’ may contain nut warnings.”
A McDonald’s spokesman told the Mirror Online: “We have been made aware that traces of nuts and peanut may have entered our supply chain and come into contact with the Buns and English Breakfast Muffins served in some of our restaurants.
“We have already introduced clear signposting in the restaurants affected at the front counter, on self-order screens, at drive-thru and on the click & collect and UBEREATS McDelivery apps. Anyone with any concerns should speak to the restaurant team or contact customer services. We have also notified Anaphylaxis Campaign who has alerted its members.
“The health and safety of our customers is our absolute priority, and this is a temporary issue which we are working to rectify as quickly as possible.”
The Anaphylaxis Campaign shared a similar statement on its page, urging anyone with concerns to ‘speak to the restaurant’s team or contact McDonald’s customer services 0370 524 4622’.
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