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  • Hi I'm Amanda, and we're here at Cargill, London

  • where we make all the chicken products for McDonald's Canada.

  • Katie from Victoria asks,"Do you actually put the whole chicken in and mix it to make

  • chicken mcnuggets? That's what they say at school."

  • Well Katie, I've been a deboning specialist here for nine years, and I can tell you,

  • we do not grind up whole chickens.

  • I'm gonna debone a chicken, by hand, so you can see,

  • what parts we use and what parts we don't.

  • We make a cut down the back so we're able to remove the skin. We remove the drumsticks.

  • We make a cut so we can remove the wing. Cut along the wishbone, hold that down.

  • Remove the wing. Then we remove the breast and the skin from the chicken.

  • This normally goes on a table down to a skinner machine which will remove the skin,

  • so you're left with a nice breast. Then we break the legs.

  • We can get into the bone easier. A couple cuts to remove the thigh bone. Check it again,

  • make sure there's no bones. Thighs get removed. And then down the keel bone,

  • to separate the tendon.

  • So, these are the things that we don't use in our products, and these are the things that we do.

  • We've got white meat, breast and tenders used for things like nuggets or grilled.

  • And then we've got our dark meat on our thighs, a little bit of skin

  • is used in some of our products.

  • Thanks for your question, and I hope we've answered it.

Hi I'm Amanda, and we're here at Cargill, London

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