McDonald’s gives chicken wings a fly in tests

Updated 08 January 2013
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McDonald’s gives chicken wings a fly in tests

CANDICE CHOI : AP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK: First there were McNuggets. Then there were Chicken McBites. Now McDonald’s could be adding “Mighty Wings” to its chicken menu.
The world’s biggest hamburger chain is set to expand its test of chicken wings to Chicago this week, after a successful run in Atlanta last year. Fast-food chains typically test items in select markets before taking them national. But for McDonald’s, which has 14,000 US locations, adding chicken wings to the permanent lineup could be tricky.
Prices for chicken wings have been climbing because of increasing demand. So McDonald’s could offer the dish on a limited-time offer in the months ahead. The chain has tried to ramp up such special offers as a way to give customers more variety.


French MPs roast 'misleading' soya steaks, vegan sausages

Updated 19 April 2018
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French MPs roast 'misleading' soya steaks, vegan sausages

  • Vegetable-based products labelled and marketed as meat substitutes have been banned in France
  • Food producers will no longer have the right to use "steak", "fillet", "bacon", "sausage" or any meaty term to describe vegetarian substitute

PARIS: Soya steaks, vegan sausages and other vegetable-based products marketed as meat substitutes have been skewered by French lawmakers, who agreed Thursday to ban them for "misleading" consumers.
Under the measure proposed by a farmer MP, food producers will no longer have the right to use "steak", "fillet", "bacon", "sausage" or any other meaty term to describe products that are not partly or wholly composed of meat.
The regulation, which was tabled in the form of an amendment to an agriculture bill, will also apply to vegetarian or vegan products marketed as dairy alternatives.
Refusals to comply with the regulation will lead to fines of up to 300,000 euros ($370,000).