McDonald´s is going to donate ten million dollars to Hindu groups and other organizations.It´s part of a settlement of lawsuits that accused McDonald´s of mis-labeling its french fries and hash browns as vegetarian.
The company is also putting an apology on its Web site. It admits that mistakes were made in letting the public know about ingredients in the fries and hash browns.
It turned out that the vegetable oil that was used by Micky-D´s contained essence of beef, for flavoring purposes. In the apology, which was posted last week, the company expresses regret for any hardships caused among Hindus, vegetarians and others.
McDonald´s was first sued over the fries in Seattle last year by three vegetarians who don´t eat meat for religious reasons.