Tractability and ingredient sourcing have become concerns worldwide. In Japan, incidents involving imported ingredients have been the main cause for increased consumer attention. Burger King Japan has posted a chart of the origin and processing locations for all their ingredients and components. Here I give the translation of the first half of the chart. The processing location is in parentheses.
Whopper Patty AU, NZ (AU)
Burger Patty AU, NZ (AU)
Chicken Patty TH (TH) TH = Thailand
Snack Chicken JP, BR (JP) BR = Brazil
Fish Patty US, RU (TH)
Pork Patty US (US)
SPAM US (US)
Hot Dog Sausage US, CA, JP (JP)
Bacon US (US)
Bologna Sausage US, CA, AU (JP)
Roast Pork US, CA (JP)
Buns US, CA (JP)
Tomato US, KR, JP KR = Korea
Onion JP, US (JP)
Lettuce JP, US, TW (JP) TW = Taiwan
Salad JP, US, TW (JP) TW = Taiwan
Avocado PE (PE) PE = Peru
Pickles LK (JP) LK = Sri Lanka
I will summarize the second half in a few days, but just looking at the distance traveled of the ingredients of a fast food meal is certainly interesting.
Here is a link to the list (PDF)
Photo is a web capture for explanatory purposes, copyright belongs to the company.
Posted by Food Science Japan at 23:08