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‘No nut scare in our McDonald’s restaurants’

Nigel Dunnington.
Nigel Dunnington.
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McDonald’s fans in Lancashire can breathe a sigh of relief after a major franchisee revealed sites had not been affected by the temporary change which has affected diners with nut allergies across the country.

Yesterday we revealed how McDonald’s faced an angry backlash from diners with nut allergies after a suspected contamination meant traces of nuts and peanuts could be found in their burger buns and English muffins.

Now Nigel Dunnington, who has 14 McDonald’s restaurants across Lancashire, said the local batch of McDonald’s buns and muffins had not been affected by the contamination and diners with nut allergies can still enjoy their favourite meals.

Nigel said: “To be clear none of my restaurants are affected as it’s a geographic issue.

“It’s also a temporary issue, not a permanent change to our menu. Hope this helps clarify the situation.“

Signs were placed in some McDonald’s restaurants warning diners of the temporary menu change.

The signs read: “Please be aware that our Buns and English Breakfast Muffins may contain Nuts and Peanuts until further notice.”

The suspected contamination of the buns and muffins was confirmed by McDonald’s who told The Mirror Online that this is a temporary issue which they are “working to rectify as quickly as possible”.

The spokesperson said: “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.”