#BREAKING: Scientists find traces of nutrition in McDonald’s fries after a mop was dried under fries warmer

MOPPING UP: In a groundbreaking discovery that’s left the fast food industry in shock, a team of scientists has found traces of actual nutrition in McDonald’s fries.

The unexpected find comes after a restaurant worker was filmed drying a dirty mop under the fries warmer at a McDonald’s outlet near Brisbane.

“After extensive research in the lab, we have detected small amounts of vitamin C, potassium, and even traces of iron,” says Dr Sarah Smethurst, lead scientist at UNSW.

“We then analysed fries not exposed to the mop to find no trace of any vitamins or minerals.”

Health experts are applauding the findings, saying fast food outlets have a responsibility to provide at least some nutritional value.

“It’s a small start, but it’s a step in the right direction,” says one nutritionist.

For its part, McDonald’s says it’s also pleasantly surprised by the discovery.

“We are now exploring other ways to incorporate this newfound technique to introduce vitamins and minerals into our other menu items.”