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Misc. News : C.onsumer A.ffair Last Updated: Nov 15th, 2006 - 16:06:40


McDonald in no hurry to replace trans fat
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Nov 15, 2006, 15:48

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By Jimm Downs
Hicenter.com

McDonald's Corp made "very good progress" in developing a replacement of trans fat, but there is no definite schedule to replace trans fat it uses for French fries, The Associated Press reported on November 15, citing the company's Chief Executive Jim Skinner as saying.

Trans fat, commonly used to prepare fries and other fried foods such as fried chicken, is known to cause cardiovascular disease and kill probably 100,000 people a year in the U.S., according to an estimate by Harvard epidemiologists and nutritionists.

Skinner said his company continues to work hard on a new oil, but it will not announce when the new oil will be put into use.

McDonald's promised to change oil years ago, but did not keep its promise for which the company got sued by a consumer group.

As the negative health impact of trans fat is being widely publicized, some major restaurants such as Wendy's promised to replace trans fat, also known as partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, with a healthier oil.

Although trans fat is still being used by eateries, business is as usual. Actually, Skinner said McDonald's is running its strongest business now in 30 years, according to the AP.

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