A new federal law has banned diners from serving up any kind of fried chicken or hamburger at McDonalds restaurants in North Carolina.
The law, which went into effect this week, states that the chain will have to use “vegetable-based products” as long as the products are not made from fish or shellfish, according to the Charlotte Observer.
The measure was put forward by Rep. Greg Brannon (R-NC) in a bill to restrict the sale of “frozen” or “vegan” items.
The ban on seafood, meanwhile, will apply to items such as hamburgers, french fries, and pizzas, according a statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The bill, signed into law by President Donald Trump, is in response to a spike in foodborne illness cases.
In February, a New York man died from a mysterious illness that appeared to be linked to a contaminated batch of chicken at a McDonald’s.
That case, along with the case of a man in Maryland who died from the illness at a Kentucky restaurant in May, prompted federal officials to issue a recall of millions of hamburger, french fry, and pizza products.
At the time, McDonald’s said it was “aware of a potential foodborne food safety issue in our restaurants and will be reviewing the recall as soon as possible.”
The ban on fish and shellfish at the fast-food chain will apply across all of its U.K.-based restaurants.